ECP issues final notice to PML-N for not holding party elections
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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a final show-cause notice to PML-N for not holding intra-party elections as promised, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja led the three-member ECP bench which heard its earlier notices issued to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Ahsan Iqbal.
The CEC remarked that how a party that could not hold its own elections would undertake the mammoth exercise of general elections. “You will hold party elections if we cancel your election symbol,” he added.
PML-N’s lawyer Arshad Jadoon told the ECP that the party could not hold elections despite assuring the Commission that the vote will take place on December 30.
He again assured the ECP bench that the PML-N will not hold party elections on January 31 and Ahsan Iqbal has already filed an application in the ECP in this regard. “Please, give us last chance,” the PML-N lawyer begged the ECP.
The CEC ordered to issue another show-cause notice for seven days to the party, declaring that this is the final notice.
The CEC warned now they will issue notice for cancellation of the election symbol. “You are making excuses, sometimes it’s coronavirus or other excuses,” he added.
Reporter Usman Khan