ECP sought the soft copy recording of addresses by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Bhakkar & Layyah.
ECP takes notice of Imran Khan’s allegations. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday sought record of speeches by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in which former prime minister levelled allegations against the electoral body.
In a letter sent to the electronic media regulator, ECP sought the soft copy recording of addresses by PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Bhakkar and Layyah on July 12 and Khushab on July 13.
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It also sought recording of statements by PTI leader and former provincial minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan.
In his addresses during the public rallies ahead of the by-elections in Punjab, former prime minister Imran Khan is criticizing the ECP as he fears rigging in the scheduled elections.
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On June 14, Khan alleged Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja was holding meetings with PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz every weekend to take instructions from them for rigging the upcoming by-elections.
Speaking during a farmers’ convention, he alleged that constituencies were being created for the PML-N’s victory in the by-elections. “It is their entire planning because they have never won a clean and transparent election,” the former premier added.
Meanwhile, reacting to PTI leader Shireen Mazari’s allegations on social media, a spokesperson of the ECP said that the CEC does not need to meet Hamza and Maryam Nawaz secretly.
He maintained that the politicians themselves come to meet the CEC, adding that hurling allegations is easy but the party should show the proofs if it has.
The spokesperson said that the election body will continue playing its role without bowing to any pressure.