Daska by-election rigging case: Ferdous excused himself from ECP attendance ThePipaNews

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The PTI leader wrote a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja that he is currently in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

ISLAMABAD: (UrduPoint / UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News-Aug 30th, 2022) Former SAPM II Prime Minister and PTI leader Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan excused himself to appear before ECP in Daska by-election rigging case.

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that he is currently in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah.

He said that he has been summoned in the Daska by-election rigging probe, but will not be able to appear before the ECP, adding that he will return to Pakistan to appear before the commission.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had earlier summoned PTI leaders Usman Dar, Umar Dar, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and three others in connection with Daska by-election rigging.

In the notice published on August 24, it is said that in the light of the statements of witnesses and accused of rigging Daska by-elections, you [PTI leaders] It was found to be directly involved in the rigging of the by-elections. Inquiries revealed that you attended a meeting at the DPO office on February 17 and each of the presiding officers was ‘paid’ Rs 3 lakh.

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had ordered the action in November last year

Criminal charges against officials involved in Daska by-election rigging

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