Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur and his brother Tuesday did not appear before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in connection with violating the ECP code of conduct case as he contracted Covid-19.
The ECP adjourned the hearing till February 4 clubbing the JUI-F’s application against Ali Amin Gandapur. The three-member ECP bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner heard the case where Ali Amin Gandapur video violating the election code was screened.
The CEC decided to make the DI Khan Gandapur case an example and said the commission may disqualify the candidates as well. “
The higher the post, the bigger the responsibility,” the CEC remarked. Ali Amin Gandapur and his brother’s lawyers and special secretary ECP appeared before the bench. The election commission ordered the ECP special secretary to provide a copy of the allegations against Ali Amin Gandapur and his brother to their lawyers.
Pertinent to note that ECP took notice of repeated alleged violations of the local bodies elections’ code of conduct by Ali Amin Gandapur and directed the authority concerned to immediately issue a notice to the minister for appearing before the commission on Feb 1.—INP