PPP intra-party polls challenged in ECP
02 March, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party's recently-held intra-party elections have been challenged in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Applicants Senator Safdar Abbasi and Nasir Ali Shah have made Farooq H Naik respondent in the case. They have taken the plea that PPP's intra-party elections were a farce just to fulfil a formality and based on sheer malafide intention. They said the party had kept all the matters regarding schedule of the polls secret.
Neither was the voters' list revealed nor the elections schedule announced ahead of the elections, they contended. Abbasi and Shah requested the ECP to declare the elections' result null and void besides ordering fresh intra-party polls.
The PPP elected Makhoom Amin Fahim as president and PM Raja Pervez Ashraf as general secretary in the intra-party elections held on February 26.