ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that it would investigate the allegations of horse-trading in the recently held Senate polls. In a notification, the ECP summoned all the political party heads and leaders who levelled horse-trading allegations to appear before the commission with proofs on March 14. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had expressed reservations over some political parties bagging Senate seats without having substantial representation in the provincial assemblies. Meanwhile, the ECP also issued a statement regarding four elected senators possessing dual nationality following orders passed by the Supreme Court. The ECP in the statement said the four senators had submitted affidavits of surrendering their foreign nationality. The returning officers and appellate tribunal both had cleared the senators in question, it said. Meanwhile, Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid has claimed that four senators apart from the ones currently named during the SC hearing also held dual nationality. Published in Daily Times, March 7th 2018.