ECP summons intra-party polls’ details from PTI

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Wednesday summoned details of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s intra-party elections.

Hearing the petition filed by the PTI’s founding member, Yousuf Ali, on the alleged discrepancies in its recently held intra-party polls; the ECP has summoned details of results, candidates, and votes.

Ali, a former general secretary of the PTI’s Swabi chapter, had filed the petition before the ECP and asked the commission to declare the election null and void on the grounds that the polling process had violated the party’s constitution.

No representative of PTI appeared before the ECP tribunal being headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza on Wednesday.

The hearing has been adjourned until December 18.

In the last hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer told the ECP that the PTI had arranged fake intra-party polls in violation of the party constitution.

He said the elections were held on June 12 and the party had amended its constitution on May 13. The petitioner’s counsel said that the PTI had not completed the necessary legal formalities while amending the constitution.