- “Imran Khan should be punished for violating the code of conduct under sections 181, 233 and 234,” says Marriyum.
- “PM is showing through his behaviour that he does not respect the constitution and the laws,” she adds.
- “PM should give an account of billions of illicit foreign funding […] five million houses in his next speech,” says Marriyum.
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday has demanded to take action against Prime Minister Imran Khan for going against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP’s) order and holding public gatherings and using state resources ahead of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local body election.
“Violating ECP’s order is a crime and Imran Khan should be punished for violating the code of conduct under sections 181, 233 and 234,” said Aurangzeb.
She went on to say that the PM is showing through his behaviour that he does not respect the Constitution and the laws, adding that “he should be held under section S 233 Election Act.”
Criticising the PM, Aurangzeb said that the premier should give an account of “billions of illicit foreign funding, money laundering, deteriorating economy, unemployment, high inflation, 10 million jobs and five million houses” in his next speech.
ECP issues notices to PM Imran Khan
On March 12, the ECP had issued notices to PM Imran Khan and other PTI officials for attending an election rally in Lower Dir in violation of the ECP’s rule of conduct, The News reported.
The ECP Lower Dir district monitoring officer (DMO) issued notices to PTI officials for speaking at a public rally in contravention of the amended code of conduct. He had previously recommended the prime minister to cancel his plans, and now he has summoned him to appear before him on March 14 in person or through counsel, along with a written declaration in his defence.
The DMO stated that there was sufficient evidence to prove that the code of conduct had been broken.
“…..in case of your failure to submit your written defence or failure to appear before the undersigned, in person or through counsel, an ex-parte decision would be taken under Section-243 of the Elections Act, 2017,” the notice stated.
After the submission of the no-confidence motion and the National Assembly session for voting on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan just weeks away, the government has been holding public gatherings.
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