Election Commission of Pakistan not happy with SC for eroding its authority

 ECP has written a letter to Speaker National Assembly and Chairman Senate to amend the election act 2017 to empower the election body

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has requested the Parliament to pass legislation empowering it to fix a date for elections suggesting amendments to Sections 57 (1) and 58 of the Elections Act, 2017.

In two separate detailed letters to National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja on Monday wrote that the conduct of elections is dependent upon the necessary arrangements that are to be made by the ECP to ensure that the standards of honesty, justness, fairness provided in Article 218(2) are met.

The move by the ECP came apparently in opposition to the Supreme Court’s verdict in which the apex court directed the ECP to hold polls in Punjab on May 14, rejecting its decision to postpone elections till October.

Referring to the judgments of March 1 and April 5 of the apex court, the ECP said that they divested it of its constitutional powers to determine whether conducive environment in facts and circumstances, exists for the conduct of polls in a given time, to meet the standards mentioned in Article 218(3).


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