ISLAMABAD: PTI, PML-Q call for reconstitution of ECP

Opposition parties PTI and PML-Q Wednesday jointly called for reestablishment of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in the backdrop of vote fraud allegations.

A PTI delegation comprising Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tarin met PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and discussed issues concerning electoral recreate. Both the parties agreed to collaborate with each other on steps to introduce election reforms.

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Chaudhry Shujaat was assisted by Pervaiz Elahi, Kamil Ali Agha, Mushahid Hussain, Raja Basharat and Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain.

Talking to the media after the meeting, Qureshi said that PML-Q was equally concerned about election rigging. Both parties believe that ECP failed to do its responsibility of having free and honest elections, according to Qureshi.

He stated that all ECP members must step down to reconstitute the committee. “We have set up a commission to establish future contacts,” Qureshi added.

Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain seconded PTI’s stance, stating that those ECP members who failed to have transparent elections should resign on moral evidence.

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