ECP bars Imran from using inappropriate language against rival parties

ECP bars Imran from using inappropriate language against rival parties

Islamabad (Staff Report): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday barred Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from using inappropriate language against opponent political parties during the election campaign.

PTI’s counsel Babar Awan appeared before the electoral body and he initially tried to defend the ‘foul words’ used by Khan during a speech on the night of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s arrival. Khan speaking to supporters had said whoever goes to receive them at the airport are ‘donkeys.’

In his arguments, the PTI lawyer said that the word donkey is a normal and common word that is even used by teachers in the classroom.

Babar Awan also showed video clips of PML-N member and former speaker National Assembly, Ayaz Sadiq, using offensive language against the PTI.

The ECP committee remarked that such offensive language could create anarchy during election days and asked Awan to submit an assurance.

The PTI lawyer submitted a written assurance stating that Imran Khan would follow the instruction issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

On Wednesday, the ECP summoned Imran Khan over alleged use of foul language against rival political parties and candidates. “The notice has been taken on the basis of media reports,” the ECP said.

It is worth mentioning that Imran Khan, during a political rally in Narowal, had said that any Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) worker with a clear conscience would not go to the airport to receive Nawaz Sharif.

“And whoever will go to receive him will be a donkey (fool),” he had said.

Calling PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif a conman, the PTI chief had also said that anyone with a living conscience would not vote for the PML-N.