Hidden cameras installed in the Senate elections polling both

Hidden cameras installed in the Senate elections polling both

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Senators and the leaders from both government and opposition leaders were surprised to discover “hidden” cameras in the polling booth of voting for Senate chairman and deputy chairman seats on Friday.

As the proceedings commenced, PPP’s Raza Rabbai made this “disturbing announcement” that secret cameras had been installed at the polling booth.

“It is clear violation of Article 226 of the Constitution,” said Raza Rabbani followed by the fellows’ slogans of “shame, shame”.

Following the protest of the opposition leaders, the presiding officer issued directives for changing the polling booth. “A new polling booth should be set up instead of the present one,” said the Presiding Officer.

Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar who is the PPP Senator had pointed out earlier that PML-N Senator Musadiq Malik had found “secret cameras” in the polling booth.

The senators had shared apparent evidence on Twitter hours before the Senate was set to elect its new chairman and deputy chairman.

"What a freaking joke. The senate polling booth has secret /hidden cameras installed, " tweeted Dr Musadik Malik along with the pictures of cameras.

The PML-N senator also claimed that there was a "hidden device" in the polling booth.

The two leaders, after posting the pictures on Twitter, also held a press conference outside Parliament House once the Senate session started.

Dr Malik said that both PML-N and PPP had directed them to check the polling booth before the election of the Senate chairman.

"Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar and I went to the polling station on direction of our parties to check the polling booth," said Dr Malik.