ECP decries statement of PM Abbasi about ‘aliens’ conducting upcoming elections

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dismissed the prime minister’s remarks that ‘aliens’ will conduct the upcoming elections, saying they are against the spirit of the Constitution and its mandate.

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An ECP spokesperson took exceptions, that those holding high offices to refrain from making such statements, which are based on speculations.

On Thursday, as per media reports, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had said that aliens will hold the next elections but even then the ruling party will take part in them.

He had reportedly made the remarks while interacting with journalists during a dinner hosted by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq.

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