ECP Summons Meeting On Allegations Leveled By PM Imran

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

05th Mar, 2021. 12:48 am

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission (EC) has summoned a special meeting on the allegations levelled by Prime Minister Imran Khan during his address to the nation.

Sources said that the Election Commission of Pakistan has convened a special meeting tomorrow on the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the Election Commission.

In his address to the nation, the Prime Minister accused the Election Commission of undermining democracy.

Sources said that the meeting chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner will review the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Election Commission will issue a response to the statement of the Prime Minister within the constitutional limits.

It is to be noted that the Prime Minister while addressing the nation had made a statement on the Election Commission to harm democracy.

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

Prime Minister Imran Khan had said in his address that the Election Commission had saved those who did horse-trading in the Senate. Due to the Election Commission, the dignity of democracy in the country has been tarnished.

On March 3, the main focus of the 37-seat Upper House was the Islamabad General Seat, with Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and ruling coalition candidate, and his rival, The joint candidate of PDM former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

The ruling party was confident that it would win the seat, which was the electoral college for the seat, due to a majority, but the results turned out to be the opposite, with opposition candidate Yousuf Raza Gilani winning 169 votes and Hafeez Sheikh secured 164 votes and 7 votes were rejected.

Interestingly, the PTI leader won the women’s seat from Islamabad with 174 votes while the opposition candidate lost.

After the upset defeat, where the government raised objections, the opposition won and demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister.

After which, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other ministers gave a press briefing and said that the Prime Minister has decided to take a vote of confidence from the House.


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