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Alleged ‘spy cameras’ at polling booth in senate escalate tensions

The opposition has alleged that the government has installed spy cameras whereas the government had denied these allegations.

Hidden spy cameras have been found in the polling booth on Friday ahead of the election of deputy chairman senate and chairman senate. The discovery of cameras from the booth has added frenzy to the already controversial senate elections.

The opposition has alleged that the government has installed spy cameras whereas the government has denied these allegations of planting cameras to further discredit the election of deputy chairman and chairman senate today.


The oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected senators started with mayhem. Senior opposition member, Farhatullah Babar, said that “This is against Article 226 of the Constitution.”

Senate echoed with the sound of ‘shame, shame’ from opposition benches. The opposition demanded the investigation into the matter as to who was in control of the senate.

The mayhem in the senate prompted the presiding officer to issue directives for another polling booth.

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“The current polling booth should be removed, another should be set up afresh,” he said.

Opposition members Pakistan People’s Party are protesting on social media and criticizing the government for malpractice in senate elections.

PPP leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar shared the image of the camera while Shazia Mari commented ‘shame’ on Twitter.

PMLN’s Musaddiq Malik asserted that he found the alleged spy camera along with Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar of PPP.

On Twitter, Musaddiq Malik wrote, “What a freaking joke. The Senate polling booth has secret /hidden cameras installed. SO MUCH FOR DEMOCRACY.”


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Musaddiq Malik also posted an image of an alleged secret device. Meanwhile, Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry countered the allegations of opposition members. Chaudhry commented that ‘spy cameras’ are sophisticated and invisible, the shared pictures are of CCTV camera and its cable. Adding that the senate secretary should look into the matter.

In another tweet, he shared the picture of a prototype of a spy camera. “The camera can be fitted in the head of a nail. The detection of such cameras is impossible. In all likelihood, the CCTV camera cable has been misunderstood as a spy camera,” he said in his tweet.