Pakistan

Election commission ready to move against Fawad, Swati

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Tuesday vehemently denied the allegations levelled by federal ministers, Azam Khan Swati and Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, and sought related record from the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for further action.

The commission decided to issue notices to the two ministers. An ECP meeting was held here in this regard, with Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja in the chair, and was attended by ECP members Nisar Ahmad Durrani and Shah Mohammad Jatoi, besides senior commission officers.

The ECP meeting decided to seek evidence from Minister Swati, who had accused the ECP of taking bribe and being on the payroll of someone. Ch Fawad Hussain had also levelled allegations against the ECP and the CEC during a press briefing.

The allegations, levelled against the ECP and CEC, were discussed at length during the meeting. During a meeting with the president and the Senate standing committee, allegations were levelled against the ECP and the chief election commissioner.

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