The ECP summons a meeting to discuss the accusations levelled by PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has convened an important meeting today to review the speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had levelled serious allegations on the role of the electoral body during the Senate polls, Khyber News reported.

The prime minister, in his televised speech, had slammed the ECP for not taking measures to ensure transparent polling and held it responsible for the illegal practice of buying and selling of votes as it did not introduce traceable ballots.

Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja summoned the meeting to review the statements and allegation levelled by the prime minister against the ECP. All members of the ECP will attend the meeting.

PM Imran took the ECP to task for failing to ensure a transparent election in his speech after the upset defeat of PTI candidate Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh for the Senate seat from Islamabad on Wednesday.

“Your biggest responsibility is a transparent election and it is your constitutional responsibility,” he said to the ECP.

“Why did you go to the court and say there should be a secret ballot? Does the constitution ever allow a theft of votes and for bribery to occur like has been in the last 30 years?” the premier asked.

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