ECP to constitute committee to scrutinise election candidates

Published: February 20, 2013
A photo showing Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim. PHOTO: SANA

A photo showing Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim. PHOTO: SANA

ISLAMABAD: In its efforts to better scrutinise election candidates, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided on Wednesday to constitute an investigating committee with officials from National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), ECP, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The decision was taken during an ECP meeting headed by Chief Election Commission Fakhruddin G Ibrahim.

The SBP governor, FBR chairman, NAB chairman and Nadra officials also attended the meeting.

In an earlier meeting on February 19, the commission had approved stringent scrutiny procedures aimed at screening out all prospective candidates involved in corrupt practices.

Under the new rules, candidates will have to disclose their source of income, along with providing details of their tax returns and international travels over the last three years.

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  • Ali
    Feb 20, 2013 - 6:33PM

    Please check your vote in voter list by sending SMS your CNIC to 8300. If you have renewed your CNIC or made new CNIC then your vote is automatically shifted to your permanent address.
    If you want to change, it to your temporally address then download form-c from ECP
    fill it and submitted to your nearest ECP office
    If you are living abroad and want to go pakistan for voting in election 2013 you can also download the form-C and put signature and your finger print on it. Scan the form and your CNIC and send to your relative in pakistan. They can go to ECP office to change your electoral area.


  • A - No.1
    Feb 20, 2013 - 6:58PM

    Fakhru bhai is last hope. Keep it up and clean out these traitors as much as is possible.


  • Qasim
    Feb 20, 2013 - 8:10PM

    @ A – No.1:

    Fakhru bhai has only one vote among fives means only 20% share of power against those 80% other (four) provincial ECs which have been appointed in accordance with the will of major political parties of each respective province, not fully enacting with the process of its composition given in Constitution of Pakistan, and they will definitely work for their godfathers.

    Absolutely NO Big hopes from this ECP…..


  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Feb 20, 2013 - 8:40PM

    It seems Pakistanis are going in the right direction in this situation , something has to be done to curtail these unsavory people to go to NA and PAs to fleece the public and perpetuate their hold on political power.What about their wives, some of them has transferred their ill gotten money to their relatives.If I recall correctly, former PM Jilani’s wife got loans worth millions and then either defaulted or were written off. Again it is the people who has to be educated to choose the right candidates but in Pakistan it is the dynasty which is at works for decade.I wish the people wake up and see the true faces of these people who want to represent them or take them for a ride.


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