In a press conference with Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan, Federal Minister for Railways Azam Swati, the Federal Minister for Information said that Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and company were making the whole matter controversial.
Minister said that it seems that the Election Commission has now become the headquarters of the opposition. “We want to use technology to make elections transparent but the logic of the Election Commission is strange,” he said.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the attitude of the Election Commission today is tantamount to depriving the parliament of its privileges. He said that unfortunately, the thinking of the opposition is limited to taking dates from courts in their cases. Only strong parliament can make the politics of the country better, he added.
Federal minister said in the 2018 elections, people expressed confidence in Imran Khan. He said that the PTI promised to make the elections transparent in its manifesto, adding incumbent government is the first that has put forward proposals in this regard.
He said that the power to make laws lies with the Parliament not with the ECP. He alleged that the Chief Election Commissioner wants to act as the mouthpiece of the opposition.
While criticizing the chief election commissioner Fawad said that he had been in close touch with Nawaz Sharif and may have personal sympathy with him adding if we do not trust the election commissioner, how will he conduct elections.
He said that the chief election commissioner should not become a tool of small political parties adding CEC has played politics of stupid objections on EVMs. If they want to do politics then the response will come, he warned.