ECP rejects PM’s allegations, says will not be pressurized

ECP rejects PM’s allegations, says will not be pressurized ECP rejects PM’s allegations, says will not be pressurized

Islamabad: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has rejected the allegations of Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal ministers asking them not to pressurize national institutions.

According to details, the top electoral body had summoned an important meeting today to discuss the allegations levelled by Prime Minister during his address to the nation yesterday.

Following the meeting, ECP issued a statement in which it expressed deep regret over the ECP expresses regret over the statements of PM and his ministers.

It is not the job of ECP to formulate laws. If we can hear your recommendations, we can listen to your complaints as well. Don’t throw mud at national institutions and let us work independently, the statement added.

The ECP on Thursday took notice of Prime Minister's address to the nation on the state television in which he was accusing it of protecting the sale of votes and bringing harm to democracy through secret ballot.

He also criticized the Supreme Court for opposing open voting and identifiable ballot papers for Senate polls.

Today's meeting was chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja. The meeting will also review allegations of horse-trading leveled by Imran Khan and several Federal Ministers.

As per sources, ECP have also obtained a copy of the video message.

Earlier on Wednesday, in the most highlighted and awaited contest of Senate elections, former Prime Minister and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) joint candidate Yousuf Raza Gillani thumped PTI candidate Abdul Hafeez Sheikh. Gillani registered his victory from an Islamabad’s General seat.

 

After the upset defeat, where the government raised objections, the opposition won and demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister, following which the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other ministers gave a press briefing and said that the premier has decided to take a vote of confidence from parliament.

 

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