Article 6 to be applied on those who sell, buy votes: PTI

Article 6 to be applied on those who sell, buy votes: PTI I Baaghi TV

ISLAMABAD: In the backdrop of reports about horse-trading ahead of the vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the ruling PTI’s Senator Faisal Javed on Sunday warned that lawmakers who sell or buy votes will be treated as “traitors” under Article 6.

“Article 6 will be applied on those who will sell or buy votes. This is not constitutional change, it is betrayal from the Constitution,” tweeted Senator Faisal with the oath taken lawmakers on his Twitter handle.

“If a lawmaker crosses the floor, he will betray with his oath,” claimed the senator.

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The PTI lawmaker warned that besides Article 6, Article 62 and 63 can also be applied against the MNA’s who cross the floor on the day of the voting on the no-confidence motion against the PM. He added that article 62 and 63 could lead to a lifetime disqualification from politics.

The senator issued the warning in response to a tweet by PML-N leader Khawaja Asif.

The former foreign minister had tweeted that the Opposition is bringing a constitutional change via the no-confidence motion.

“The sole purpose is to establish rule of law and the Constitution. If the civil bureaucracy and the police try to sabotage this constitutional process, then Article 6 of the constitution is clear,” Asif said.

The PTI senator and the PML-N leader’s tweets come amid the no-confidence motion submitted by the Opposition against Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan in the National Assembly (NA) Secretariat.

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A total of 86 lawmakers from the Opposition parties signed the no-confidence motion, sources said.

Jamat-e-Ulema Islami-Fazl’s  (JUI-F) party member Shahida Akhtar Ali, PML-N’s Khawaja Saad Rafique, Mariam Aurangzeb, Ayaz Sadiq, Rana Sanaullah and Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Naveed Qamar and Shazia Marri submitted the no-confidence motion and requisition for a session to the NA Secretariat.

Currently, the government has a 17-member lead over the Opposition but the latter has claimed that it has enough support to prove that PM Imran Khan no more commands people’s trust.

However, the government is confident that PM Imran Khan will win the backing of the National Assembly.

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