Questioning Results: Plea filed against ECP, NADRA

Petition held that ECP and NADRA be directed to verify thumbprint impressions of voters.


APP May 18, 2013

ISLAMABAD: A constitutional petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), NADRA and few TV anchors under Article 184 (3) of the Constitution.

Dilawar Sajjad through Tariq Asad, Advocate Supreme Court held in his petition that ECP and NADRA be directed to verify the thumbprint impressions of voters of disputed constituencies and polling stations.

He stated that fingerprint technology could trace rigging and also those who hijacked the polling process.

The petitioner also called for suspension of the notification of winning candidates of election 2013 till the verification of the actual voters.

His plea stated that the presiding officers and the assistant presiding officers under by-laws had to be of grade 17 and 16 respectively, but these duties had been assigned to junior officials who were either inefficient or approachable by influential politicians.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2013.

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