ECP dissolves all election tribunals

Published: May 28, 2013
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Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim. PHOTO: SANA

Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim. PHOTO: SANA

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) dissolved all election tribunals as per procedure, reported Express News on Tuesday.

The election tribunals were established to address all election related complaints.

The ECP had approved the formation of 14 election tribunals – five in Punjab and three each in all provinces to decide disputes during general elections within 120 days of filing of a petition.

Nominations for new election tribunals can be sent till May 30, after which the names will undergo scrutiny.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • salman
    May 28, 2013 - 5:21PM

    “… the names will undergo scrutiny”.

    Based on the previous time they did scrutiny, they can probably skip this step :)

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  • Faryal
    May 29, 2013 - 12:06AM

    This is very interesting. All of a sudden ECP decides to dissolve previously approved election tribunals without any authentic reason. Didn’t the already established tribunals undergo scrutiny?
    ECP is continuing to make a mockery of democracy! Now that the new government is coming, please tell me that the newly appointed members of election tribunal won’t have any political connections. ECP you have thoroughly disappointed Pakistan with ‘free and fair’ elections and now this. If this is an indicator of how the future government of Pakistan is going to behave then I don’t know what our future holds.

    Good job! Continue expanding your personal pockets!! Kudos!

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  • Faryal
    May 29, 2013 - 12:10AM

    Vastly disappointed in our country! ECP shame on you! High Court did you just wake up from slumber? Had a good sleep?

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  • Amir
    May 30, 2013 - 3:38PM

    That’s a total ridiculous step da reference given by shc was of service tribunals which are no way near to election and people’s represntative act where cec can appoint tribunals without any permission when the name had already gone under scrutiny and they notified it was a strange step to dissolve when cec is outside country high court is not a angel court the names must be based on nepotism by them without any scrutiny and the supreme court basically SUPER MEN court is administrating more then judicating is leading country to a constitutional issues in future courts should conduct elections rather den ecp which integrity is questioned on every step God help this countryRecommend

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