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Who are these “international powers that can try to influence the election” that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) mentioned last month? The Senate Standing Committee on Interior wants to know (and so does the rest of Pakistan).

On May 28, the ECP secretary had claimed before the committee on interior that, according to his assessments, attempts could be made at the international level to sabotage the upcoming general election and said that he was ready to share details in an in-camera setting.

“[The ECP secretary] had information that should be shared with the committee," pointed out Senator Javed Abbasi (more from him here). "We should hold an in-camera meeting to discuss the issue because it will give us an idea of which powers are against the elections and we will be able to play our role to address the issue."

The committee chairman agreed to hold the in-camera briefing and it was also decided to have intelligence agencies participate — the date for the briefing, however, has yet to be announced.