ECP opposed nomination papers inclusion in Election Act: Secy. ECP
ISLAMABAD: Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Babar Yaqoob disclosed that the ECP opposed inclusion of nomination papers and other forms in Election Act.
“We suggested committee to work carefully over amendment in nomination papers but no one turned deaf ear towards our suggestion”, he added.
Talking to journalists here on Thursday, Secretary ECP divulged, ‘ECP informed electoral reforms committee about status of nomination papers and other forms stating that all these forms were part of election rules and any amendment, deduction or addition in these forms was the sole responsibility of the ECP so it must be excluded from election act’, he added.
“But the committee did not listen our suggestions”, he lamented.
Babar Yaqoob clarified that ECP did not table any recommendation before committee for amendment in electoral forms adding that if the ECP had permitted then it would knock the door of court also.