ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday got here beneath fireplace for dishing out election symbol in NA-120 by-poll to a candidate related to a banned outfit.
Senator Sherry Rehman grilled the ECP officers right through the assembly of Senate Standing Committee for Parliamentary Affairs. ‘How did the ECP allot an election symbol to Milli Muslim League (MML) which is banned underneath the Fourth Schedule,’ she requested.
Asking the Election Commission in my Parliamentary Affairs Senate Committee how they allocated a symbol to a banned outfit. Summoned once more percent.twitter.com/AK4jMyx5Ld
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) September 26, 2017
Facing a barrage of questions from the senators, the ECP authentic stated the MML nominee, Yaqoob Shiekh, used to be registered as an unbiased. Sheikh bagged 5822 votes, which stunned many political analysts gazing the elections.
The ECP has sought an explanation from the internal ministry on this regard, the assembly used to be knowledgeable.
Unsatisfied with the ECP reaction, Rehman advised them to temporary the committee once more if the fee doesn’t have authority.
‘You can disqualify Benazir Bhutto however now not a proclaimed terrorist candidate?,’ she quipped.