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Solangi rules out any crises on meeting financial need of ECP

Solangi rules out any crises on meeting financial need of ECP

Solangi rules out any crises on meeting financial need of ECP

Solangi rules out any crises on meeting financial need of ECP

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  • The Cabinet had approved Rs 42 billion for budgetary needs of ECP.
  • Solangi said ECP approached to release Rs 17.4b out of budgeted amount.
  • He said whatever budgeted amount is needed by ECP, will be released .
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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi ruled out any “crisis on meeting the financial needs of the ECP” in order to hold free, fair and transparent general elections in the country.

“The Cabinet had approved Rs 42 billion for the budgetary needs of the ECP. An amount of Rs 10 billion was already released,” the minister wrote on X formerly Twitter.

He said the Election Commission of Pakistan had approached to release Rs 17.4 billion, out of the budgeted amount.

“Whatever budgeted amount is needed by the ECP, will be released as per its needs accordingly,” Solangi added. He said the caretaker government firmly stood behind the ECP in holding free and fair elections as mandated by Article 218(3) of the Constitution.

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