Reconstitution of ECP will postpone elections: Aitzaz Ahsan

Published: February 8, 2013

Aitzaz Ahsan speaks for ECP. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan expressed that election commission should focus on voter registration instead of reconstitution, reported Express News.

He further said, “If the election commission delves into matters like reconstitution of the commission then important issues like voter registration and correction will be delayed and so will the elections. Also members of election commission cannot be removed.”

Aitzaz said that the ECP should be left to work in peace and focus on more pressing issues like dual nationality, voter registration and tax payment by parliamentarians who wish to contest elections.

Earlier this week, the political strategy committee (PSC) of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), chaired by chief Imran Khan, expressed full confidence in the chief election commissioner, but called for the fresh appointment of four provincial election commissioners, labeling the existing commissioners as partisan.

On Wednesday PTI joined hands with Minhajul Quran International (MQI) to call for the reconstitution of the election commission. The Express Tribune spoke exclusively to Qadri’s younger son Dr Hussain Mohayuddin who confirmed that the MQI would form a political alliance with the PTI in the future.

Later that day Chief Election Commisioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim held a press conference, explaining that dissolution of ECP will not take place and neither will any member be dismissed.

These demands by MQI and PTI are looked upon as ploys to postpone elections by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

Reader Comments (4)

  • Karim
    Feb 8, 2013 - 5:08PM

    Dear Sir, You will definitely joint the bandwagon of your Party!. Once you were a person of Credibility. Now You Lost everything for a senate seat.

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  • Dr.A. K.Tewari
    Feb 8, 2013 - 6:10PM

    Qadry and ik allience is a must to press the demand . Now political allience is a must to come in to power . With the help of Qudry pti can realise the drea m

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Feb 8, 2013 - 6:28PM

    Qadri, Imran, Chaudhry’s of Gujrat and few others are having best times of their lives. Free, fair and timely elections will expose them. This is the reason, they are creating hurdles and confusing issues.

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  • Dr.A. K.Tewari
    Feb 8, 2013 - 9:46PM

    No one can dare to ignore Qadri in Pak politics . His entry in Pakistan is just like a Padari in a tribal area of African forest with a definite mission .

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