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Govt demands Election Commission to resign

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Islamabad: The government requested the resignation of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said at a press conference in Islamabad on Monday that the European Community had “completely failed” in fulfilling its duties.

He said: “We don’t trust the Election Commission and the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). Members should resign.”

Shafqat Mahmood stated that the ECP cannot function under the current circumstances because state institutions do not play the role of a neutral empire. He also clarified that the government has no intention to send a reference to ECP.

The minister said that resignation is a democratic way and added that an ECP should be established in which everyone has confidence. He said that the general election will be held in two and a half years, and it is time for people not to ask any questions when the general election is held.

Shafqat Mahmood went on to say that the government is providing the best advice for the country and democracy, adding that Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced a neutral empire in cricket, but Unfortunately, our proposal for the election was rejected.

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