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ECP wants supermacy of law in dual national lawmakers' case: CEC

Published Oct 05, 2012 10:39am


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Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim – File photo/
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim. — File photo/

LAHORE: Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim said on Friday that the Supreme Court and the Election Commission both wanted supremacy of the law and the Constitution pertaining to the issue of dual national lawmakers, DawnNews reported.

Ebrahim said that a session of the Election Commission had been summoned for Oct 9 to discuss the issue of fresh declarations of lawmakers’ nationalities.

Speaking to media representatives after visiting the provincial election commission's office in Lahore, Ebrahim said that the future of the country depended on the holding of free and fair elections.

He appealed to the people that they should register themselves in the voters lists to ensure transparent elections.

The election commissioner said that along with the election commission it was the responsibility of the media and of political parties to ensure transparency during general elections.

Ebrahim said he was displeased over media reports on voters' list and said the media had been misquoting figures.

“Some newspapers published stories saying that hundreds of thousands of voters’ names were not included in the lists,” said Ebrahim. “If your reports are true then prove them,” he challenged.

Moreover, he claimed that the copies of new voters' lists had not been received by any political parties.


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Comments (3) Closed

m k ghauri Oct 05, 2012 01:40pm
Fakhro Bhai,you love to be called with this name,so my dear sir i wish to point out a serious mistake or a deliberate attempt to deprive voters from casting their votes.Many voters have complained that their poling station does not match with their residential address meaning that they will be required to travel a long distance to cast their vote ,Can Election Commission correct this to facilitate the voters.
guest62 Oct 05, 2012 11:24am
Dear Ebrahim Bhai , Fix it man once for all , God has given you a chance to make history for the generations to look up and be proud of your work . So Please Work with the SCP and Clean up the mess of the past 60 decades . Do not listen to any body else , Rule of Law , Accountability of each one's action and reward or punishment given irrespective of who he or she is . Go Forward man and Deliver it , walk the talk Man , we have enough of so called leaders and Great talking leaders , Do Not let them to Bind your Arms to their own benefits , The whole Nation is looking at you Bhai ,Deliver the Rule of Law to this lawless nation . God bless you
M. Asghar Oct 05, 2012 12:25pm
Very well said! The best way to fight and finishwith the lawlessness is to bring to book and under the accountabilty hammer those who create this lawlesslness.