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‘Meddling’ has made election controversial: Raza Rabbani | Pakistan

Senator Raza Rabbani. Photo:file  

ISLAMABAD: Former Senate chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Thursday alleged that “meddling” was being carried out within the run-up to the elections, making the polls controversial even earlier than they’re held on July 25 as scheduled.

Speaking throughout a session of the Senate, Rabbani raised doubts over the transparency of the upcoming polls and declared that the Election Commission of Pakistan has failed in its constitutional position to make sure free, truthful and clear elections.

The senator identified that the ECP secretary had stated previously that “external forces” weren’t permitting for profitable elections, earlier than the official distanced himself from his assertion.

His assertion was not the one one; the caretaker inside minister additionally talked about that an “external hand” didn’t need elections to be held on time within the nation.

Efforts are being made to postpone the elections, Rabbani remarked. A sure political social gathering requested for extension in polling time and the ECP agreed to increase the polling time – which has raised doubts over the method, he continued.

Other political events weren’t consulted earlier than granting of extension within the polling hours, Rabbani added. 

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