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PTI files reference against Chief Election Commissioner

PTI files reference against Chief Election Commissioner


PTI seeks removal of Chief Election Commissioner

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) moved a reference before the Supreme Judicial Council against Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja on Thursday.

Two days after the announcement of the verdict by the Election Commission of Pakistan in the prohibited funding case, the reference pleaded with the SJC to order removal of the CEC on account of the “commission of continuous and deliberate misconduct”.

The reference alleged that on July 29, a delegation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) met the CEC and four other members of the ECP in his office to “pressure” him into announcing the verdict in the prohibited funding case.

It was a consequence of that meeting that the Election Commission decided to deliver the verdict on Aug 2, PTI alleged.

Thus the CEC allegedly violated his oath, the reference argued