Why the delay? Mazari lambasts ECP over tribunals’ proceedings





Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari Tuesday expressed surprise that instead of pushing the election tribunals to hasten their cases processing, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allowed them another six months to complete their task.

In a press statement, the PTI leader said that deadlines ought to be given to election tribunals so that they may complete their work in the shortest possible time – instead the ECP was “ensuring they continue to delay the inevitable expose of electoral fraud”.

Mazari said this revealed the “complicity” of the ECP not only in rigging but also in preventing the truth about electoral rigging from being exposed.

“The credibility of this ECP is now below zero and it is time for them to resign to prevent further miscarriages of justice. The scale of rigging in elections 2013 is being exposed every time a constituency is opened for voter verification and yet no one so far has been held accountable. The stealing of the people’s mandate in a deliberate and meticulously planned manner has resulted in a corrupt and unresponsive government and an increase in the misery of the people in the form of rising prices and deteriorating law and order,” Mazari said.