ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday referred two more cases of legislators to the police seeking criminal proceedings against them for submitting fake graduation degrees, sources in the (ECP) told Pakistan Today on Monday. They said that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza referred cases of former federal minister Yar Mohammad Rind and present provincial minister of Balochistan Maulvi Abdul Samad Akhundzada to District Police
ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan is in the grip of internal unrest after the unexpected move of secretary to go for a long leave right before his retirement.
Work on projects initiated by the outgoing secretary, Ishtiak Ahmed, who on Tuesday applied leave prior to retirement (LPR), reportedly over his differences with Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza on various official issues have reached a standstill. A source in ECP said that a group of
KARACHI – The Sindh High Court has restrained the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from disqualifying minority Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Pitambar Sehwani of the Pakistan People’s Party. The court also ordered the ECP to give the MPA a chance to argue the case filed against him, alleging him of possessing a fake academic degree.
An SHC division bench, comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Azhar Rizvi, set aside the ECP notice whereby Sehwani’s membership was
ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced that it would initiate a legal action against the parliamentarians having dual nationality. After holding consultations with political parties, ECP Secretary Ishtiak Ahmed Khan told a press conference that under Article 63 of the constitution, dual nationality holders could not become members of the Parliament.
“Currently, the ECP have no record of the MPs with dual nationality; however, we are working in
ISLAMABAD – With the Jamiat Ulama-e-Islam (JUI-F) in search of its status in the Parliament – either to join the treasury or the opposition – Speaker National Assembly (NA) Dr Fehmida Mirza finds herself in a difficult position about announcing the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for the constitution of an independent Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
The proposed committee, under Article 213 of the Constitution after the passage of 18th Amendment, shall comprise equal
ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would prepare electoral rolls-2011 in collaboration with NADRA in the wake of Statistic Division’s decision to increase the number of census blocks from 1,02,000 to 1,45,000 till 31st December 2011. For this purpose, the existing electoral rolls data will be shared with NADRA for the purpose of verification and augmentation of voters according to new census blocks, said a statement issued here on Tuesday.
It said that this
ISLAMABAD – Despite the about being an independent body, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed to get cases registered against the lawmakers holding fake degrees. Around 14 fake degrees cases were sent by the ECP to the district police officers (DPOs) concerned for necessary action, but only five have been registered so far.
A source told Pakistan Today that only one fake degree holder MPA, Sardar Ali from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, had been arrested, and he being an
ISLAMABAD – In an apparent bid to protect fake degree-holding parliamentarians, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is using delaying tactics to send cases of 21 lawmakers to police for the registration of FIRs against them.
The cases were closed a month ago by the hearing committee after conducting more than 17 hearings over a period of five months. The committee had referred the cases of 35 lawmakers’ to the chief election commissioner for initiating appropriate action
ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) cast doubts on the eligibility of 298 parliamentarians as they have failed to submit their educational documents with the Higher Education commission (HEC) for verification despite being asked several times since July last year.”Get the required documents from these legislators,” the HEC asked the ECP in a letter on Tuesday.Talking to Pakistan Today, ECP focal person Afzal Khan confirmed that the commission had received a letter
ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned fifteen lawmakers on Tuesday (today) to hear cases pertaining to their educational degrees.
The lawmakers would defend the genuineness of their degrees before a special committee of the ECP, headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan.
The four National Assembly members summoned by hearing committee are Mir Ahmadan Khan, Molvi Haji Rozi Uddin, Hayat Ullah Khan Tareen and Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd. Meanwhile 11
ISLAMABAD – Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday referred three more cases of fake degree holder lawmakers to police for the registration of first information reports for submitting fake documents to the ECP.
An ECP official told Pakistan Today that chief election commissioner referred cases of Balochistan Population and Welfare Minister Muhammad Khan Toor, Member National Assembly Syed Sulman Mohsin Gillani, who was elected from NA-145, and Punjab Assembly member
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday referred two more cases of lawmakers’ fake degrees to the police officials concerned for registration of criminal cases against them. Both the accused were PPP legislators, former MNA Amir Yar Waran and MPA of Balochistan Assembly, Ali Madad Jattak.
A senior official of ECP said that Chief Election Commissioner Justice (R) Hamid Ali Mirza referred cases of said lawmakers to the DPOs concerned for registration of FIRs
ISLAMABAD: Ostensibly succumbing to political pressure, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has seemingly all but forgotten about deciding fake degree cases against lawmakers.
An ECP official who declined to be named told Pakistan Today that only 3 out of 54 fake degree cases against lawmakers had been sent to police for first information report registration. “The ECP held 15 hearings against 54 legislators but recommended legal action against only three from the opposition
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned eleven lawmakers on Monday to hear the cases pertaining to their either fake or invalid degrees.
The lawmakers would appear before a committee of the ECP headed by ECP Joint Secretary Afzal Khan to defend their degrees. Two national assembly’s members summoned by the hearing committee are Mazhar Hayat and Mir Hamayun Aziz Kurd while the members of provincial assemblies are Seemal Kamran, Mazhar Hayat, Saima Aziz,
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday referred three cases of lawmakers holding fake degrees to the police for registration of criminal cases against the parliamentarians.
However, the lawmakers whose cases have been sent to police are all from opposition parties – Shaukat Aziz Bhatti and Zahoor Hussain Khosa of the PML-Q and Farah Deeba of the PML-N.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) had in July declared 56 lawmakers’ degrees either fake or
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned 11 members of parliament and provincial assemblies on today (Monday) to hear cases pertaining to their fake degree.
The members would defend their degrees before a special committee of the ECP. The two National Assembly members summoned by the ECP are Ghulam Dastageer Rajar and Jawad Hussain, from Rizwan Gul, Farah Deeba, Afshan Faroque, Haji Nasir Mehmood and Suhail Kamran from the Punjab Assembly, Mukaish Kumar,