CEC summons high level meeting on Tuesday

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Election Commissioner has summoned a high level meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday (today) after the fresh rigging allegations surfaced by the former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan Afzal Khan,

The ECP sources told that the meeting has been convened to mull strategy after Afzal Khan leveled allegations on the Election Commissioner.

The sources further told that the ECP members have dismissed Afzal Khan’s allegations regarding the rigging in general elections of May 2013 and rejected to resign, saying that they were not involved in rigging nor allowed any one to play foul.

In an interview to a private TV channel on Sunday night, Afzal Khan had alleged former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, justice (retd) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani and former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim were also involved in the rigging.

Afzal told that Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani ruined elections 2013, adding Riaz was responsible of 90 per cent of this destruction.

He said not 35 but several hundred punctures were carried out during the elections.

Afzal said Iftikhar Chaudhry sent ROs to the Election Commission by appointing them himself.

He claimed that Fakhruddin G Ebrahim was frightened while carrying out his duties. He claimed that Fakhru Bhai saved the former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by giving an application for appointing ROs.

He further revealed that Fakhru Bhai closed his eyes on everything and he should have taken notice of the situation.

It may be mentioned that Khan was retired on May 17, 2013.