PPP raises questions on ECP, says ECP facilitating PTI

Nawaz Sharif

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has raised questions on the recent decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the issue of change in the Senate election schedule.

According to details, the Secretary General of PPP, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari has said that he had written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) giving logics and arguments to extend the date but he rejected the demand to extend the date.

Syed Nayyer Hussain said that now the decision of the ECP to change the schedule gives rise to suspicions. He said that the date was extended only a day after the ECP refusal.

The Secretary General further stated that the ECP should clarify that why PPP demand was denied and under whose pressure the date was extended. He said that it is clear that the ruling party could not make a final decision on the tickets of the PTI candidates so the date was extended.

Bukhari said that the ECP has played the role of facilitator for the ruling party by changing the schedule. He said that the ECP is making the Senate elections controversial with such measures.

“PPP expresses serious concerns over this decision and demanded clarification,” he added.