IECC Sacks Five of Its Members, Refers Cases to Attorney General

(Last Updated On: October 23, 2017)

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) has fired five of its members over a range of cases including halting the reform plans, manipulation of attendance records, ignoring the presidential decree, and violation of administrative rules.  

The chairman of the commission, Abdul Aziz Aryayee said on Monday that the sacked members were “halting the reforms process”. Adding that their cases have been referred to Attorney General’s Office.

The fired members include Deputy of IECC Secretariat, Head of Analyses and Evaluation Department, Head of Human Resources Department, Head of Document and Relation Department and the IECC Attendance Manager.  

“Some of the commissioners and certain outsiders are supporting these people and their target was to sabotage the upcoming elections,” Aryayee explained.  

The Deputy of IECC, Humaira Haqmal, however, expressed opposition to the decision and accused Aryayee over violation of law and corruption.

“This decision is more of political and bias, it has no legitimacy and contrary to the law,” she said. 

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