ISLAMABAD: The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has dismissed the impression being created by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) that the authority is under government pressure.
“There is no iota of pressure from government side; in fact PTI leadership has been pressurising NADRA and its chairman by launching a malicious campaign against them,” a spokesperson for the authority said in a press release.
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The spokesman also dispelled the impression being created by PTI leadership regarding NADRA's supplementary report casting aspersions on the process of transparency and neutrality.
“NADRA is a statutory body and the reports of more than 39 constituencies so far submitted to respective tribunals neither implicate anyone nor exonerate any party,” the spokesperson said.
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“The supplementary is submitted to the election tribunal on the requests made by the counsels of both the parties. However, during the proceedings when PTI counsel denied making any request to NADRA for production of supplementary report, chairman NADRA produced a request letter from the PTI counsel before the honourable judge. The judge acknowledged that this was given in his presence and is now made part of the official record,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 15th, 2015.
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