ECP says completed all election related responsibilities as per law


ISLAMABAD: With the opposition parties in the National Assembly crying foul over the alleged irregularities in the July 25 elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday said that all the election-related responsibilities were fulfilled according to law.

ECP Spokesman Nadeem Qasim Saturday said that the ECP has fulfilled all its responsibilities as per the law and constitution during the general elections.

Talking to PTV, the spokesman said that a total of 17,000 cameras were installed at sensitive constituencies across the country.

“The election commission had directed the Cabinet Division to form an IT commission to investigate the causes of alleged failure of the Result Transmission System (RTS) in various constituencies,” he added.

To a question, he said that according to the law, only a single polling agent was allowed to stay in every polling booth.  He added that the general election was held in free, fair and transparent manner.

The ECP’s statement comes in the backdrop of controversies surrounding rigging allegations. The opposition parties including the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) had formed a grand alliance to form a joint front to protest over the alleged rigging during the general elections and demanded an investigation into the matter.

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had said that it will cooperate if anybody had complaints about the elections.