Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The government on Monday called upon the chairman and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to resign, saying the body should resign after it failed to hold the Senate elections in a transparent manner.
Addressing a press conference flanked by information minister Shibli Faraz and Fawad Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said the ECP has lost confidence of all the political parties as despite evidence of horse-trading, the body failed to ensure the transparency in Senate polls.
Shafqat Mahmood said the Chief Election Commissioner and all its members should resign to provide an opportunity to the parliament to constitute a new and credible Election Commission, which can ensure transparency and check corrupt practices in the polling process.
Mehmood said the PTI was the most popular political party in the country yet it did not have confidence in the ECP. He claimed the ruling party was not the only one which didn't trust the ECP.
The minister also condemned attack on Prime Minister's Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill by the PML-N workers.