PTI to file judicial reference against CEC
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan Saturday decided to file a judicial reference against Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, reported 24NewHD TV channel.
The no-confidence motion against CEC Sikandar Sultan will be brought against the Election Commission in two provincial assemblies (Punjab and KP).
The decision came during a high-level PTI meeting chaired by Imran Khan, where the party leaders reviewed the coalition government's recent meeting with the CEC and other Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.
Khan and other PTI leaders have repeatedly demanded that the chief election commissioner resign from his post and the ECP be reconstituted before the next general elections.
The meeting's participants also exchanged views over the ECP's attitude in the foreign funding case, according to sources.
The PTI also decided that provincial governments would also take action against the election commission, and the provincial assemblies — in Punjab and Kyber Pakhtunkhwa — would pass no-confidence resolutions against the ECP.
The sources said that the PTI chairman has given approval to the legal experts to initiate the case.
Taking a swipe at Sultan Sikandar Raja, senior PTI leaders said the CEC had violated the election code of conduct.
Sources privy to the matter said the PTI leadership has expressed concern over the meeting of the ECP members with the government delegation in the prohibited funding case. While the role of the ECP in the PTI prohibited funding case has also been reviewed.