ECP Forgives Fawad, Swati For Hurling Bribery Allegations

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The Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday accepted the apologies submitted by the information and railways minister.

Earlier in the past, Fawad Chaudhry and Azam Swati had hurled bribery allegations at the ECP due to which they were reprimanded by the authorities.


A hearing was held in this regard at the ECP. During the hearing, an ECP questioned Swati over not appearing before the commission earlier.

ECP members told Swati that accusing them for accepting bribes was not the right thing to do.

On the occasion, the railways minister said he does not want any kind of rift between the government and the election watchdog.

He added that the ECP must be strengthened to make the elections transparent in every possible manner.

Swati’s counsel, Ali Zafar termed it the electoral watchdog’s responsibility to hold fair and transparent elections.

Towards the end of the hearing, ECP accepted the apologies of the federal ministers and directed the two to be cautious in the future.

Last month, Information Minister Chaudhry apologised to the ECP for his statements against the chief election commissioner and the commission.

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