ECP not to come under pressure from any one: CEC


ISLAMABAD: Election Commission on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of reference against PTI chief Imran Khan and secretary general Jehangir Tareen till January 18 due to absence of PML-N’s counsel Akram Shaikh.

Headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan was hearing the reference forwarded by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq seeking disqualification of Imran Khan and Jehangir Tareen.

The CEC expressing anger at Talal Chaudhary’s counsel for pleading for more time told him that he is dillydallying his own case.

It’s being said that we have sided with the government and we are also criticized when we decide a case, he added. Everyone thinks that pressure could be exerted on us by giving statements against us but we would not come under pressure.

During the hearing of the reference Member EC Justice Altaf Qureshi asked the PML-N counsel that if you do not want to pursue with the reference then withdraw it.

Talking to media PTI leader Naeemul Haq said that the ECP had reserved the judgment in Jehangir Tareen reference but Akram Shaikh is using delaying tactics. The EC gave last opportunity to Akram Shaikh to complete all the documents . He said we want next elections transparent and EC should ensure that no negligence of 2013 elections is repeated in next elections.