ECP op­posed nom­i­na­tion pa­pers in­clu­sion in Elec­tion Act: Secy. ECP

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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.

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