ECP bars payment of Rs 5k under Kissan Package until LG polls


The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday while announcing the verdict of Kissan Package review case has halted the implementation on one of its point till December 5.

Election Commission ordered immediate implementation of two points whereas working on the fifth point related to the aid of Rs 5,000 was impeded and will be carried out after the local body polls.

The verdict of the case was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan.

For increasing the production, ECP has given permission to raise the aid amount from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000 whereas interest rate has been reduced for the cultivation of rice and cotton.

During the hearing, the Chief Election Commissioner once again got furious on stay order issues and said that high courts issue stay orders on every verdict of ECP. He stated that courts do not have any authority to interfere in the matters of ECP.

He also said that 50 per cent strength of ECP is wasted in solving such issues.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the Rs 341 billion Kissan package on September 15 on which the Election Commission took notice and termed it as a violation of code of conduct.