Senate Elections: Shehryar Afridi’s vote goes to waste,PM expresses anger
Prime Minister Imran Khan was upset at Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Afridi, on Wednesday after his vote was wasted when he mistakenly signed the ballot paper.
“You are an MNA. How can you make a mistake like this?” the prime minister reportedly told Afridi. “Everyone was informed about the voting procedure [beforehand]. You shouldn’t have made a mistake like this,” an unhappy PM Imran Khan said.
Earlier, sources had said that Afridi’s vote would be wasted most likely as he signed the ballot paper before casting it.
Afridi had written to the presiding officer of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), asking the body to allow him to recast his vote. “It is submitted that I have been feeling unwell for the past few days and couldn’t attend the meetings of the party for preparations of elections,” he said.