You ViewsVolume 13 Issue # 15

Senate polls

THERE was a political bargaining before Senate elections as every party tried to lure and “buy” as many Senate votes as possible.

This is no less than a slow poison for the roots of society as such an upper house is filled with such filthy practices.

People expect much from parliamentarians but all their dreams and hopes shatter when they see such practices by the parties.

Just to be fair and to get the legitimate share in Senate, why can’t we go for a proportionate representation formula where every party gets a pre-calculated count of seats in the Senate based on its national or provincial assembly’s strength?

Such a formula can root out the evil of horse trading, and the nation can get rid of this nuisance.

Ajmal Hussain Abbasi