ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) disposed off a petition on Thursday seeking the removal of 37 million bogus votes from Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)voters list.
The petition was submitted to the Supreme Court to reconsider the 37 million votes that were cast in the 2008 election.
With the petition disposed off, the 2008 elections have now come under strict scrutiny by the Supreme Court and could be declared invalid.
Justice Sahir Ali observed that such a large number of fake votes have cast doubts on the entire system.
The Chief justice asked the petitioner’s counsel to understand consequences of his petition and observed that the ECP failed in its constitutional commitment to come up with a fair voters list.
The Election Commission Secretary has said that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has confirmed 37 million bogus voters.
During the hearing of the case on registering bogus voters, Election Commission Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed said that a door-to-door campaign would be initiated in June.
The Chief Justice took notice that there were bogus voters included in the voting lists and resolved that the names were enlisted without verification that created the problem.
Chief Justice commented that it was the responsibility of the Election Commission to ensure fairness in voting lists.
The Supreme Court on March 16 asked for fake voter’s confirmation from NADRA & Attorney General within 10days.
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