- The decision was taken in the meeting of the 5-member ECP panel chaired by CEC Raja.
- The AAG said the ECP had not issued any notice regarding the matter earlier.
- At the meeting the Commission also issued the Eagle as the party symbol to the IPP.
ISLAMABAD: Taking action against interim ministers for allegedly interfering in matters related to the upcoming general elections in Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed to issue a notice to Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakkar . news Reported on Friday.
Headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, a five-member ECP panel convened on Thursday to address the above issue.
During the session, the Additional Advocate General (AAG) said that the election authority had not earlier issued any notice regarding the case, following which the Commission directed the acting Prime Minister to issue the notice and adjourned the hearing of the case till then. Did it. After Tuesday.
Additionally, the ECP assigned the eagle as the symbol of the Istihkaam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), a political party previously founded by late President Pervez Musharraf, affiliated with the now-defunct All Pakistan Muslim League (APM-L). Was. ,
A three-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and comprising ECP members Nisar Ahmed Durrani and Justice (R) Ikram Ullah Khan issued the order in the case, which was heard on October 23 and reserved the verdict. ,
The electoral body had also issued an order last year regarding the implementation of the code of conduct for the by-election in NA-24, Charsadda-II. On the notice were PTI Chairman Imran Khan and then Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan.
The order was issued by a three-member bench led by Nisar Ahmed Durrani, which read: “The language of the above sections is clear, that the Chief Minister can neither participate in the election campaign in favor of any particular candidate nor in the name of the State. Can use resources.” , Moreover, the Chief Minister is/was legally bound to follow the Code of Conduct (CoC) in letter and spirit.
“However, the arguments advanced by the counsel for the respondents appear to be genuine in the circumstances of the case, which are accepted, hence the notice issued to the respondents on September 19, 2022 is withdrawn.”