ECP rejects rumors of closing foreign funding case in 15 days


ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (DNA): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday clarified that it never said PTI foreign funding case would be closed in fifteen days.

ECP said it only said that the case would be heard on daily basis. Federal Minister Shafqat Mehmood earlier said it is amazing that foreign funding case would end in 15 days and demanded that scrutiny of all parties should be held.

On the other hand chief election commission wrote a letter to the secretary parliamentary matters to inform him that his constitutional term would expire on December 6.

He urged the government to take steps to appoint a new chief election commissioner. “If steps are not taken to appoint a new chief election commissioner then the ECP would become inactive on December 7,” stated his letter.

In the letter he also said that two members of the election commission from Sindh and Balochistan had already retired. He warned that in the absence of the chief election commissioner and two members of the commission, the ECP would be unable to take any decision.

“The ECP won t be able to conduct by-elections or local bodies elections,”he stated in the letter.=DNA