Accused of rigging, ECP says will boycott poll reforms body

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar.8 : Accused of rigging, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has announced that it will boycott all proceedings of a parliamentary panel on electoral reforms.

The rigging accusation has been made by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), reports the Dawn. Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retired) Sardar Muhammad Raza has written a letter to National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq to convey the decision and demanded action against the PTI legislators who, in his view, had violated the rules of procedure of the committee and principle of confidentiality.

ECP Secretary Babar Yaqub Fateh Mohammad and other officials walked out of a meeting of a subcommittee of the parliamentary panel on March 2 after a PTI lawmaker accused the commission of preparing to rig 2018 general elections while questioning 'replacement' of provincial election commissioners.

Source: ANI