PTI intentionally making ECP controversial: Azam Nazeer Tarar

PTI intentionally making ECP controversial: Azam Nazeer Tarar


PTI Chief Imran Khan wants 'selection' while we want an 'election': Tarar

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Federal Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar said on Saturday the residents of the federal capital could not be deprived of their right to vote but the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was intentionally making the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) controversial. 

The law minister, in a statement, said PTI chief Imran Khan wanted ‘selection’ while they wanted an ‘election’ and stressed that all legal requirements needed to be fulfilled for transparent polls. He said the real reason for making the top election body controversial was PTI’s foreign funding and Toshakhana cases. Transparent, free and unbiased elections were a constitutional requirement, he added. 

Meanwhile, PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday the government, in liaison with ‘puppet’ Election Commission, was making a mockery of people and constitution of the country. 

Taking to Twitter, former information minister Fawad Chaudhry urged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to enforce its verdict regarding local government polls in the federal capital. 

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday filed an intra-court appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict of its single-member bench for holding local government elections in the capital city on Dec 31. On Friday, the IHC ordered the ECP to conduct the LG election as per the schedule. Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir issued the order while hearing petition of the PTI and the JI against the election body’s verdict to delay the polls “for the time being” due to government’s decision to increase the number of union councils (UCs).