Change in consensus-based ECP will not be accepted: Opposition leaders

Opposition leaders meet in Raiwind, vow to protect the democratic process.


Web Desk January 16, 2013
A file photo of Nawaz Sharif during a party meeting.

RAIWIND: The opposition leaders unanimously decided not to allow any changes in the current Election Commission of Pakistan which was constituted after consensus of all the stakeholders, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The decision was taken during a high-level meeting presided over by Nawaz Sharif at his residence in Raiwind. The meeting was called by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) to discuss the rapidly evolving political situation in light of the Supreme Court’s order to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

Vowing to not let anyone derail the democratic process, the opposition leaders said no unconstitutional step will be tolerated.

The leaders also called for the announcement of election dates immediately.

They further stressed that the interim setup should be made in consultation with all the concerned parties.

On January 15, the apex court ordered arrest of Ashraf in the Rental Power Projects case. Ashraf was accused of receiving kickbacks in the rental power projects and of buying property in London from the money earned through corruption in various scams.

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Bill | 8 years ago | Reply

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We are hugely suffering because of Mr. Sharif incompetent opposition, which cause greater damage to the country. Mr. ishaq Dar press conference after becoming finance minster post greatest thread to Pakistan’s Economy. Mr. Sharif provided the room to people like Qadri, hence Mr. sharif need to blamed for..after taking merely 2% votes..They are rulling us please do review statistics available on ECP website and Tax data where your premer leader never pay tax..Sub Choor hain…Agend of Qadri is appealing to masses because they are fighing for bread and survival every day. Mera aur apka tu shahid pait barahua hai...
sabi | 8 years ago | Reply

@Mirza: "Kudos to the opposition for showing maturity and democratic values the history would be proud of you." You have two contradictory posts here or there is another person with same name? or?

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