PPP urges chief election commissioner to take action against Sindh governor.


HYDERABAD -- Pakistan Peoples Party urged the chief election commissioner on Wednesday to take action against Sindh Governor Imran Ismail for his visit to a village in Dadu two days before by-election for PS-86.

The by-poll for the seat, which had fallen vacant after the death of PPP's member of Sindh Assembly Ghulam Shah Jilani recently, is being held today (Thursday).

In-charge of PPP election cell Taj Hyder said in a statement that the governor met office-bearers of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and announced release of special funds for the area on behalf of federal government though he insisted he did not intend to influence the election process.

He said that people know that this announcement would meet the same fate as that of federal government's announcement of Rs162bn package for projects in Karachi. Not to mention release of a single rupee for Karachi, even genuine share of Sindh under National Finance Commission (NFC) had been withheld by this government, he said.

Imran Ismail visited a Dadu village two days before by-poll for PS-86

He said it was evident that the governor had tried to influence results of by-election and had blatantly violated section 167(a), 170(a)(v), 175(g) and 181 of the Election Act 2017, by making 'false promises' with voters of the area after announcement of election schedule.

He said the governor was, unfortunately, oblivious of his obligation to remain neutral and non-partisan. The governor had made it a habit to publicly show his 'disregard' for the Constitution and law...

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