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Govt expresses displeasure over ECP’s reply to PM Imran Khan

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Govt expresses displeasure over ECP's reply to PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The federal ministers on Friday expressed their disapproval of the best way the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) launched a press launch to reply to Prime Minister Imran Khan, including that the federal government is “unhappy” with the best way the fee handled the matter.

Based on an article by Geo.tv,   the Minister for Science and Expertise Fawad Chaudhry,  together with Federal Data Minister Shibli Faraz and Senator-elect Barrister Ali Zafar, was talking to the media after the ECP fired again on PM Imran’s allegation of corruption in Senate elections.

The science and expertise minister clarified that the prime minister and the PTI respect the Election Fee and all of the establishments of Pakistan.

“There is no [truth] to the rumour that PTI will be protesting in front of the ECP tomorrow. ECP is revered by us and will remain so,” mentioned Chaudhry.

The minister, nevertheless, acknowledged that the establishments present their “independence through their actions and not through press releases”.

“It is irresponsible to issue a press release on Prime Minister’s stance,” mentioned the minister.

The lawmaker from Jhelum clarified that PM Imran Khan, in his assertion, mentioned that the accountability to make elections free and honest was not fulfilled within the Senate elections held on Wednesday. “This is not a thing to be upset about, but measures need to be taken.”

He acknowledged that PM Imran meant that the federal government and the ECP ought to work collectively to “develop a mechanism that will stop rigging” and guarantee free and honest elections.

“I want to assure the chief election commissioner (CEC) and members that we want to see you strong,” mentioned Chaudhry.

‘Shocked’ over ECP asking PTI for proof

The minister mentioned he’s “shocked” over the ECP which mentioned that the PTI ought to come ahead with “proof.”

He mentioned that the proof was there within the type of “movies of vote-buying, Sindh Data Minister Nasir Shah’s audio, and Maryam Nawaz’s speech.”

The minister hoped that the ECP will “reviews its stance and not rely on press releases”. He added that he fairly anticipated the ECP to “prove its independence through its actions”.

“From Daska elections till Senate elections you have to realise that there have been shortcomings and it cannot be said that all that has happened is correct,” mentioned Chaudhry, including that if the ECP requires the federal government’s assist, then it’s “available 24/7”.

Vote of confidence towards PM

The federal minister additionally spoke in regards to the vote of confidence sought by PM Imran Khan on Saturday’s session.

“As far as a vote of confidence is concerned, our 177 members have arrived in Islamabad,” mentioned Chaudhry, including that the parliamentary social gathering assembly held right this moment might be attended by the members as effectively.

He repeated that this was not the “first challenge for PM Imran Khan”.

“He has been taking Pakistan out of challenges all his life, be it sports, health or politics. Tomorrow, PTI and its allies will give a vote of confidence to PM Imran Khan,” mentioned Chaudhry.

Earlier than Fawad Chaudhry, Data Minister Shibli Faraz acknowledged that the PM spoke in regards to the “most important issue” dealing with the nation in his speech which was “free and fair elections”.

“Elections are the foundation of democracy. And when the foundation is correct, then the building will also be fine,” mentioned Faraz.

He additionally spoke in regards to the Opposition, alleging that it launched the cash tradition and eroded the ethical material of the nation. He blamed the primary Opposition events, the PPP and PML-N, for it.

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