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Thursday Nov 21 2019
Web Desk

Rahbar Committee trying to influence ECP, says Awan

Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the PM on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that the opposition’s Rahbar Committee was making the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) "its hostage" and is trying to "influence" the poll regulator's decision.

Awan, in a series of tweets, said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stood firm on its ideology and stance and unlike others, it will not tread the course of evading accountability.

“The entire nation was a witness to the fact as to who was declared 'Sadiq and Ameen' by the country's apex court and who was declared dishonest,” Awan tweeted.

Rejecting the opposition parties’ stance on the PTI foreign funding case, Awan said, “We condemn their sordid plot of trying to make Election Commission of Pakistan hostage and influence its decision,” she said.

“We have demonstrated democratic behaviour by displaying patience and tolerance and have even recognised the opposition’s right to protests.”

Responding to the tweet, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal asked Awan to “provide money trail and receipts of donations,” — a reference to the foreign funding case against the PTI.

The Twitter exchange between Awan and Iqbal comes after members of the Rahbar Committee staged a demonstration outside the election commission office, demanding that it holds daily hearing in the case. 

Earlier today, the ECP granted the opposition committee their wish and gave the go-ahead for daily hearings in the case.