ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Peoples Party stalwart Khursheed Shah on Tuesday reciprocated Imran Khan’s demand that officials of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) tender their resignations in light of the findings of the Judicial Commission report.
Earlier on Saturday, giving his official reaction to the report of the three-judge commission released on Thursday, Imran Khan had also called for resignation of members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
“The report has highlighted shortcomings and failure of the ECP to hold the elections in a transparent manner,” Khan had said, adding that the ECP officials who had conducted the polls had no moral ground to stay in their offices.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, Khursheed Shah said the poll-inquiry commission had cast serious doubts on the ECP’s performance following which “its members should resign on their own.”
Shah criticised ECP members saying they were getting salaries “as high as Rs. 800,000 per month which would be difficult to give up” but the institution’s performance had not been up to the mark.
The poll-inquiry commission tasked to inquire the 2013 general election released its report on Thursday, in which it said that the elections were in “large part conducted in accordance with law,” but there were serious “lapses” and “shortcomings” on part of the ECP.
“ECP officials should have packed their bags and gone home after the JC report,” Shah said.