The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a show cause notice to Prime Minister Imran Khan for visiting the NA-205 Ghotki-II constituency ahead of a bye-election scheduled for next month. Imran Khan visited the bereaved family of deceased former Federal Minister Ali Muhammad Mahar in Ghotki.
“Being a member of parliament and holding a chair of Prime Minister of Pakistan, you were fully aware about the announcement of schedule of bye-election…which requires that you cannot visit the constituency in any manner whatsoever after announcement of the Election Schedule,” the regional election commissioner Abdul Rehman Arain, said in his notice to the prime minister.
The ECP’s show cause notice came in response to a complaint by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in which, PPP candidate had challenged the prime minister’s visit to Ghotki and , termed it a political stunt to influence the outcome of the election. The regional election commissioner has sought response from the Prime Minister over the violation of its code of conduct.
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17 November, 2019