Wednesday June 01, 2022

Ready For Fresh Elections At Any Time: CEC

Islamabad: Talking about the role of Election Commission Of Pakistan (ECP), Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja on Wednesday said that the ECP will take decision as per the constitution if somebody gets offended then it is not the our problem.

During informal conversation with journalists, the CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja said that the ECP has continued its work for the next general election and whenever we will be asked to hold elections then we will do it.

The CEC apprised that initial lists for delimitations of constituencies have issued adding that the ECP works according to the constitution and law and will do so in the future as well.

Sikandar Sultan Raja said that we will take our decisions fearlessly adding that we are ready for the election at any time adding that the government has to take decision regarding the holding of the election.

He said that it is duty of the ECP to hold fair, transparent and impartial elections. The CEC said that the ECP had clear point of view on census.

He said that new delimitations can’t be hold before the governmental publication of census.

The CEC said that the 2017 census results were published in 2017 adding that the ECP started work on new delimitations after publishing of the census.

He apprised that a constitutional amendment was made for 2018 elections and delimitations.

He said that if we got results of the digital census till December this year then delimitations can be conducted. If the results of the census were delayed then election will be held on the basis of 2017 census.

The CEC said that former deputy speaker didn’t send a case of resignations of NA members to the ECP.

Sikandar Sultan Raja said that the hearing of the foreign funding case is continued adding that it is necessary to give time for their defence to all the respondents.

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