Ayaz says ECP referred writ on ‘votes transfer’ to ET without hearing him

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APP81-13 LAHORE: December 13 - Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq talking to media persons at Samanabad Hospital. APP photo by Ch Mubarak Ali

LAHORE, Dec 13 (APP): National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Sunday alleged that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) did not hear him while referring the petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf to the election tribunal on “votes transfer”.

Talking to the media after inaugurating a newly constructed hospital here in Samanabad, he said the votes of the people of his constituency NA-122 were transferred by the ECP and not by him, and the Commission was answerable for it.

He said he would continue to highlight the ECP’s mistakes.  He wanted to convey a message to the ECP that the people across the country had shown keen interest in the NA-122 by-election, which was held in a free and fair manner under the supervision of army.

Talking about the hospital, he said doctors had already been posted and all facilities, including emergency, would also be provided to the people. He urged the people of the area to cooperate with the hospital staff and administration to resolve the health issues.

He said the hospital constructed on 5 kanal land was completed  at a cost of Rs 200 million with the sincere efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.

To a question regarding APS Peshawar tragedy, he said the whole nation had paid tribute to the sacrifices rendered by the students and teachers of the Army Public School (APS) The tragedy, he added, had changed the direction of the country and the Zarb-e-Azb operation was launched to eliminate terrorism.