PTI seeks removal of Nadra chairman, federal secretary

Published: June 13, 2018


ISLAMABAD: Welcoming the transfers of chief secretaries and inspector generals of all four provinces, the PTI on Wednesday wrote a letter to the chief election commissioner, demanding immediate replacement of federal and provincial interior secretaries as well as Nadra chairman with a view to ensuring impartial elections.

According to the details issued by party’s central media department, the letter to the chief election commissioner has been written by PTI Central Information Secretary Fawad Chaudhry.

He maintains that holding fair and transparent elections “is the constitutional responsibility of the ECP”.

“The PTI is the most popular party and is the cheerleader of nation’s aspirations,” he writes and says effective measures and arrangements are indispensable to elect true representatives of the masses.

“Along with other necessary measures, exoneration of the ECP’s election machinery is imperative.

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“The PTI welcomes the transfers of chief secretaries and inspector generals of four provinces; however, the transfers aren’t enough to guarantee fair elections,” he said.

He urged the ECP to take action for immediate transfers of federal and provincial home secretaries and appoint officers of repute, experience and professional expertise.

In addition, the PTI also urged the ECP to take notice of leakage of sensitive information from Nadra. “The commission must investigate the role of the son of Brigadier Siddique (a close aide of former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal) in this regard.”

Chaudhry said the ECP should also take measures to remove the Nadra chairman as well. “It is the responsibility of the ECP,” he said, “to unveil the critical nexus between the previous government and heads of some government institutions.”

“Without purging the administrative, judicial and institutional systems from the scum introduced by the PML-N, fair and transparent elections are not possible”, he observed.

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