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Punjab Meeting passes decision towards CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja. — Screengrab/File

LAHORE: The Punjab Meeting on Sunday handed a decision towards the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, and demanded his resignation as chief of the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP).

The decision comes after the PTI’s reservations towards the CEC’s alleged lack of impartiality within the election course of.

PTI’s Member Provincial Meeting Syed Abbas Ali Shah offered the decision throughout a session chaired by Punjab Meeting Speaker Sibtain Khan.

Shortly earlier than taking on the decision, Khan additionally administered oath to newly-elected Deputy Speaker Wasiq Qayoom, who received the elections unopposed, as nobody, other than him, filed nomination papers for the coveted Punjab Meeting put up.

Following the proceedings on Sunday, the Punjab Meeting’s session has been deferred till 1PM on August 15.

It must be famous that the PTI management held a high-level assembly on Saturday throughout which they determined to file a judicial reference towards the Chief Election Commissioner. PTI Chief Imran Khan directed the social gathering’s authorized specialists to organize a reference towards him. The choice got here after the social gathering’s repeated calls for calling for CEC’s resignation.

In the course of the assembly, the management additionally determined that provincial governments would take motion towards the election fee, and that two provincial assemblies — in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — would move no-trust motions towards the ECP.

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