ECP ignores Azam Swati’s apology, summons him in person

Also reserves ruling on Fawad Chaudhry’s apology

By: News Desk      Published: 11:58 AM, 3 Dec, 2021
ECP ignores Azam Swati’s apology, summons him in person
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The Election Commission of Pakistan has ignored the written apology of Railways Minister Azam Swati directing him to appear before the commission in person to extend his apology, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

After Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Railways Minister Swati too tendered his apology to the Election Commission. But while setting it aside, the ECP ordered him to appear before the commission in person for tendering his apology.

However, the ECP has reserved its judgement over the written apology submitted by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry.

During the ECP hearing on the Azam Swati case on Friday, Barrister Zafar Ali read the apology note written by the railways minister. The ECP Sindh member, Nisar Durrani objected to it, saying all institutions should respect each other.

The commission summoned Swati on December 22 in person. It reserved its verdict on Fawad Chaudhry’s written apology. The ECP Sindh member said that the commission would release a proper order on the information minister’s apology note. 

In his written statement, Sawti said that the government always tried to strengthen the ECP. If I hurt somebody, I seek his forgiveness, the railways minister stated. 

Nisar Durrani said that the commission was doing its job honestly. He said today the commission exempted the railways minister from attending the hearing, but summoned him to appear before the ECP on Dec 22 in person. 

Reporter Gohar Mehsood