Qadri to move SC against ECP, discretionary funds

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Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran chief DrTahirulQadri will move the Supreme Court within one or two days for removal of all provincial election commissioners and the discretionary funds of the prime minister and chief ministers amounting to billions of rupees, separately. Qadri was addressing a press conference on Thursday at the TMQ headquarters four days after the government delegation representing all the ruling coalition parties turned down these demands during negotiations with him. Qadri said: “I want restructuring and reformation of the Election Commission of Pakistan since its constitution was totally unconstitutional and the mode of appointment of election commissioners given by the Constitution could never be revoked by the president, parliament, cabinet or any parliamentary committee,” Qadri added. He said he would appear before the Supreme Court personally to present his case. He said another petition would be moved before the apex court for providing 50 percent subsidy on daily use commodities. He said he was trying to reconstitute the ECP so that the upcoming general election could be held in a transparent, free and fair manner.

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