The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected the allegations leveled by some political figures against the chief election commissioner.
In a statement, ECP Secretary Omar Hameed Khan said that the allegations leveled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan were baseless, contrary to facts.
Omar Hameed Khan said that the leaders of the political parties should be thoughtful while giving such statements.
“Impression is being given that constituencies have been changed. However, by-elections on 20 general seats of the Punjab Assembly are being held on current constituencies,” he added.
He said that it is up to the government to decide the date for the next general election, but added that the commission will complete preparations by October.
On Monday, the PTI moved the Supreme Court against the ECP’s decision of not unseating its defecting members of the National Assembly (MNAs).
Former prime minister Imran Khan, through his lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, submitted a petition to the top court seeking the immediate annulment of the ECP’s decision to dismiss the reference against the party members.
Imran had also accused the CEC of taking orders from Punjab CM Hamza Shehbaz and PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz regarding the delimitation of constituencies.