ECP members not to tender resignation till SJC reference decision


ISLAMABAD: The members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have decided not to tender resignations till the final decision of the reference filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

The meeting of the Election Commission was held under the Chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner and discussed the demand of some political parties with regard to resignations of the members of the Election Commission was deliberated at length, said a release issued here on Monday.

It was decided that since the Lawyers Forum of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has already filed a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council under Article 209 of the Constitution of Pakistan, which is the proper and competent forum for deciding such matter.

Therefore, the concerned members would not take any decision about their resignations till the final decision of the Supreme Judicial Council, for the reason that they have been systematically ridiculed and stigmatized with false and baseless allegations of rigging about which they strongly feel to be adjudicated upon.

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