‘Unelected’ institutions do not represent people: Fawad Chaudhry


PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry at a press conference. — APP/File
  • Fawad says ECP is facing “an administrative crisis due to the incompetence of CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja and his team”.
  • He says if justice is done in this country, then it should be visible to everyone.”
  • “Decisions related to the fate of the country should not be taken behind closed doors.”

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that political parties are meant to represent the people as opposed to “unelected” institutions.

Chaudhry, at a press conference in Islamabad, said the decisions of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) are taken behind closed doors.

“The body uses taxpayers’ money but suddenly cancels the elections,” the former information and broadcasting minister said, adding that

Read more: Fawad Chaudhry calls the economy charter a “crazy idea”

He said the ECP was facing an “administrative crisis due to the incompetence of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and his team”.

Chaudhry said his party had lodged a complaint against the ECP members at the Superior Council of the Judiciary, but it has not yet been heard.

Reprimanding Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Chaudhry said the prime minister was sworn in on the same day he was supposed to be charged.

The PTI leader then criticized the justice system and said, “If justice is done in this country, then it should be visible to everyone,” he said.

Read more: IHC rules out contempt plea against PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry

The former minister further added that state institutions should be on the same page and recognize that political parties represent the will of the people, while “unelected institutions do not represent the people.”

Read more: ECP postpones by-elections in 13 constituencies

“Decisions related to the fate of the country should not be taken behind closed doors,” he said. “The public has a right to know.”



Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.