Ballot secrecy case: ECP accepts Imran’s apology, withdraws notice

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Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Friday withdrew their suo motu notice after accepting the apology of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in ballot secrecy case.

The ECP has directed to issue the success notification of Khan from Islamabad’s NA-53 constituency.

A four-member commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza conducted hearing of the case and announced the verdict.

During the proceedings, Khan’s counsel Babar Awan submitted affidavit in the ECP.

Reply submitted by Khan maintained that he went inside the polling station alone and inquired from the staff regarding stamping the ballot paper.

The polling staff asked me to use a table for the process while the media snapped the picture without prior consent, added Khan in his reply. PTI chief stressed that he did not violate ECP’s code of conduct but apologize for his actions.

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