ECP responds to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hard-hitting speech

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Mar, 2021. 02:54 pm

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

According to the details, in its press release issued after the meeting to review the allegations leveled by the Prime Minister and the federal ministers, ECP said that it cannot do any amendment against the law and if anybody has reservation, the constitutional way is open for all. The meeting was chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Imran Khan had raised questions over the performance of the top electoral body for not taking action against individuals buying votes for their candidates in recently held Senate polls 2021.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had said this while addressing the nation, a day after he had decided to take a vote of confidence following the ruling party suffered a setback when its candidate Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh lost a Senate seat from Islamabad to a joint candidate of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani.

Following the defeat of the PTI candidate on the general seat of Islamabad, the opposition demanded the resignation from the Prime Minister. However, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other ministers gave a press briefing. While terming the resignation demand as ‘baseless,’ the ministers reiterated that Imran Khan wants to ensure transparency and merit in the system.

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