Pakistan

Ghani lashes at ECP over dismissal of PPP MPA

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Saeed Ghani turned his guns on Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over dismissal of one of his party’s lawmakers, ARY News reported.

It should be noted that PPP’s Basheer Halepota was dimissed as Sindh Assembly member by ECP over violating electoral code of conduct during the local government elections in Badin in 2016.

Ghani, in his statement, said that the election commission only issued notices to son of Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and did not take action against them.

“ECP and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) only seem to understand the language used by Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and PTI,” Ghani.

“ECP has done injustice with Halepota. The law is applied only on PPP,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention that Hassam Mirza, son of former National Assembly speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza, filed an application in the ECP that Halepota visited polling stations across Badin district during the local bodies elections and campaigned for the rival candidate.

An ECP bench announced the decision on the basis of the evidences submitted to the commission.

It should be noted that Halepota was thrice elected as a member of National Assembly in 1985, 1988 and 1990.

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