Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the Election Commission of Pakistan is going to face a big test regarding the 20 by-elections in Punjab, and if the Election Commission of Pakistan neglects its responsibility, the future of democracy will be at stake.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi while addressing a news conference in Lahore said that if the Election Commission loses its credibility in these 20 by-elections then you will bury the general elections and the nation will not accept the results of general elections.
The PTI leader said that as the Punjab government is looking at methods and tactics, their style and thinking is looking different, and they will damage the credibility of the Election Commission, this election is not 20 seats but Hamza Shahbaz. They can jeopardize the credibility of their election campaign to save their future. They can throw the resources of Punjab government and administration for the protection of their Chief Minister. They can go to any extent.
He claimed that in the ears of those who have been given tickets, don’t worry, this election is not yours, it is Hamza Shahbaz’s, and Hamza Shahbaz said that you have to win seats to save the Chief Ministership, not to win.
The former foreign minister said that there is an echo in the market that 18 seats belong to PML-N while 2 seats belong to PTI. So far no election symbols have been allotted. There is talk in the market about how the fabric is being made, which could lead to a terrible situation.
Earlier in the press conference, he said that today’s topic is what are the expectations of the nation from the Election Commission of Pakistan? What is the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commission?
He said that the constitutional responsibility of the Election Commission is to hold clean, transparent and credible elections.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government provides them resources to fulfill this constitutional responsibility, provides staff, the Election Commission is an independent body, no one can interfere in their affairs, it is legally and financially independent. Is an institution.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the nation expects on which the tax money of the nation is spent. Unfortunately, the people did not recognize the number of elections held in Pakistan.
He raised the question of how long Pakistan will continue to suffer from this stage. And if the democratic forces are to prevail, then when will we get an independent and independent election commission?
He said that when the Judicial Commission was formed, the PTI cooperated fully, the commission headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk was formed, keeping in view the proposals of Fafan and the European Union, we move forward, even today for electoral reform. Ready to grow.
He said that people’s confidence in ECP was declining instead of increasing due to their performance. He could not handle even a single by-election in Karachi and he was killed there, except the winning party MQM Pakistan. Except for all parties, this election was rejected.
He said that how will a new tradition be established in the country and how will we move forward?
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the Election Commission of Pakistan is going to face a big test because 20 by-elections are going to be held in Punjab. If the Election Commission loses its credibility in these 20 by-elections then you will bury the general elections. The nation will not accept the results of the general election.
He said that the Deputy Commissioners of the elections to be held in 14 districts have been told that your permanence is connected with these by-elections, if the result does not come then you will not stay there.
Alleging that the district administration in Multan assisted in holding a press conference, he said.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that officers go to the business class there at night and ask them to cooperate, otherwise there will be some issues in FBR, maybe some tax issues are pending, good English and good. We give them loving messages in Urdu.
He said that one of the tactics that has been tried is Zain Qureshi PTI candidate in Multan. We have a plainclothes servant of Special Branch with us. Wherever we go to ask for votes, record our conversation and make a video clip. Taxes go to the administration in the evening, then at night people come to them to ask why you are supporting the PTI, what you can serve.
He asked Hamza Shahbaz that he called PTI chairman Rana Farooq and Rana Saleem from Khanewal to Lahore in a government vehicle, met them and promised what? Are you ready to tell Otherwise I will tell you, have you changed his allegiance? There are regular footage and pictures of how the PTI chairman’s loyalty will change.
He said that people at the union council level were being called to join Hamza Shahbaz.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the Election Commission says that development work cannot be done after the schedule, while continuous development work is being done in the constituencies. That this work will be done before July 17, that clip I have sent to the Election Commission.
He said that if you are neutral then ask this candidate or not, if you did not ask then what is the reality of the press release issued on 9th June, the people of Punjab want to know.
He said that there is silence on all sides in this regard while the proponents of democracy are also silent.
PTI office in Lahore constituency 167 was attacked, our candidate was saved by Allah, his work was done, we were injured and the leaflet was cut on us, we heard that the Ulti Ganga is flowing Hamza, you have proved it.
He said that he had met the Deputy Commissioner Multan many times and he was reluctant to meet him.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that our banners are being unfurled, let the PML-N also unfurl, we will have no objection.
He said that history has shown that when there are fixed elections, there is a backlash. In 1977, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto used the administration which raised questions about the entire elections. After that, there was political instability in the country. The atmosphere was created and Zia-ul-Haq came on 5th July. How long will we repeat these mistakes?
The Chief Election Commission (CEC) has demanded an immediate report from the Punjab Provincial Election Commissioner on the allegations of violation of Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s code of conduct.
He said that Chief Election Commissioner Provincial Election Commissioner Punjab has been directed to submit the report within 24 hours.
The Chief Election Commissioner directed that in case of violation of code of conduct in 19 constituencies including Multan, strict action should be taken under the law and the Chief Election Commissioner should be informed immediately of all the action.