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ECP pleased with Senate polls, says it will protect legislature

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The commission will continue fulfilling its responsibilities in an appropriate manner for supremacy of the constitution remarked Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday after holding meeting, saying “the main responsibility of ECP is not to making legislation but to protect it. ECP is always ready to listen to any suggestion”.

During the meeting chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja, the meeting expressed satisfaction over the smooth holding of Senate elections as per constitution and law and expressed sorrow over expressions that were reached through media on the matter, the official press release added.

The ECP clarified that if anyone has an objection to orders and directions of the commission, then there is a constitutional way for this.

The commission highlighted its stance on stating that the ECP is a constitutional independent body that makes decisions in accordance with the constitution and law, saying “We cannot ignore law and constitution or making any amendment.”

Election Commission of Pakistan further emphasized that “There is a constitutional way in case of any objection on orders and directions of ECP. The commission heard the viewpoint of every delegation who wanted to meet and reviewed their suggestions in detail.”

The press release added “The commission fulfills its responsibilities as per the constitution and makes decisions independently for promotion of democracy in public. Use of secret ballot paper was a constitutional requirement.”

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