LAHORE: The Punjab Council on Sunday adopted a resolution calling for the resignation of Chief Election Commission (CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja.
The session of the provincial parliament began with newly elected president Sibtain Khan sworn in as his deputy, Wasiq Qayyum.
Qayyum had been elected not to run for office the day before after the opposition announced a boycott of the election.
In his speech today, President Khan told parliament that his MP was elected after no one else had put forward his candidacy.
After being sworn in, PTI MP Syed Abbas Shah presented a petition against the Pakistan Chiefs’ Election Commission which was subsequently passed by the National Assembly.
Call for CEC Raja to resign. After the proposal was passed, the Council was adjourned until August 15.
PTI to take action against chief election commissioner
The PTI led by Imran Khan took control of the Punjab Assembly along with its ally PML-Q after the Supreme Court interfered in the prime minister election.
After taking office, at a meeting chaired by Khan on Saturday 30 July, PTI announced that it had decided to file an appeal of disqualification to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). against CEC Raja for meeting the parties of the coalition that formed a central government.
At the same meeting, PTI decided that the provincial governments would also take action against the ECP and the provincial assemblies – in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa – would pass censorship resolutions against the ECP.
PTI Information Minister Farrukh Habib later issued a statement and said the party was prepared to submit an unqualified reference with the SJC to the CEC.
He said the CEC met with PDM leaders after they reserved a ruling in the case of banned funding.
“In doing so, the Chief Election Commissioner violated his oath, code of conduct and constitutional obligations,” he charged, adding that instructions were given to the group. party legislation on this issue.