ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of federal ministers’ press conference in the wake of Senate elections results.
The ECP has sought a record of the press conference of federal ministers from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), sources said and added that action would be taken after reviewing the record, sources said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi along with his cabinet fellows, Shibli Faraz and Fawad Chaudhry, Shafqat Mehmood, Asad Umar, Shireen Mazari, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Hammad Azhar and others in Islamabad,on Wednesday had lamented that the ECP was responsible to hold free and fair polls, however, it failed in performing its duty.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that the Senate results boosted their narrative that a market was established by the opposition to buy votes.
The former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart Yousuf Raza Gilani won his senate seat from Islamabad where he was vying against Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf’s (PTI) Hafeez Shaikh for which the polling was conducted in the National Assembly.