Elahi for broader con­sul­ta­tion be­fore EC for­ma­tion

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - SALIM AHMED

LA­HORE—Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Q (PML-Q) se­nior cen­tral leader and for­mer Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Chaudhry Per­vaiz Elahi has said that views of all parliamentary par­ties and the peo­ple should be in­cluded in the for­ma­tion of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan, be­fore nom­i­na­tion of the mem­bers their names should be pub­li­cized and the com­mit­tee should es­sen­tially have rep­re­sen­ta­tion of all parliamentary par­ties.

No la­bel of a party be on any mem­ber so that such im­par­tial and non­con­tro­ver­sial Elec­tion Com­mis­sion is con­sti­tuted on whose con­ducted polls no fin­ger is raised, Elahi said while talk­ing to me­dia along with Sen­a­tor Kamil Ali Agha, MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema and Muham­mad Basharat at his res­i­dence here Sun­day.

Elahi said that if the peo­ple con­cerned have to be con­sulted be­fore name of a street is changed then how the vot­ers can be ig­nored in the for­ma­tion of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion, mis­take of 2013 should not be re­peated, Op­po­si­tion leader should take all op­po­si­tion par­ties along be­cause if first brick is placed im­prop­erly then straight build­ing can­not be raised, ob­jec­tions will con­tinue to be raised on elec­tion held un­der the ma­noeu­vred Elec­tion Com­mis­sion like in the past.

Elahi said that from em­pha­sis on mak­ing for­mer bu­reau­crats mem­ber of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion and in­clu­sion of rel­a­tive of the rig­ging mas­ter it is ap­pre­hended that once again rig­ging is be­ing planned, we had ob­jected ahead of last gen­eral elec­tion to mak­ing own favourites in the four prov­inces as mem­bers of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion through which de­sired re­sults were se­cured and these mem­bers con­tin­u­ously kept by-pass­ing the Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner, if this is done again this time then next elec­tion will also be rigged elec­tion, we warn op­po­si­tion leader Khur­shid Shah not to re­peat mis­take of 2013.

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