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General Elections, 2013: ANP informs CEC about reservations

Leaders of Awami National Party (ANP) have met Chief Election Commissioner former Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza at Election Commission of Pakistan office and shared their reservations on general elections, 2013. The party representatives exchanged views on the letter sent to the ECP apprising it of their reservations over not being provided equal opportunity for election campaign, 2013.

In the letter, the ANP expressed serious reservations over the withdrawal of security cover of the ANP leadership by the election authorities during May 2013 elections. In the letter, they also mentioned that the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had warned that its fighters would target politicians from secular parties, especially the ANP, Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Peoples Party, in the run-up to general elections.

They informed the CEC that the ANP's top leadership was on the hit-list of terrorists. Several attacks were made by terrorists on their leaders since the security cover was withdrawn. The ANP claimed that a conspiracy was hatched to sideline the ANP and bring in 'fundamentalist political parties'.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2015