ECP set to give a worst blow to Non Filer Parliamentarians
ISLAMABAD - Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Spokesman Altaf Ahmed Khan on Wednesday said that ECP would take strict action against those contesting candidates of election 2018 who did not submit their returns so far. Talking to media he advised the non-filer to submit their returns before 15th January 2019, otherwise they would not be eligible to hold any legislative power. He mentioned that after the given date non-filers of returns would be suspended and would face the loss of credibility consequently. “They would lose the membership of either federal or provincial parliament which is definitely a great loss,” he stated. He quoted that ECP had given its suggestions during the session of electoral reform committee in the past to ensure the sanctity of parliament. “Being a part of legislation and a government employee this should be my prior responsibility to follow our country’s legislation”, he emphasized.