HRCP concerned over uncertainty surrounding general elections

ISLAMABAD  -  The governing coun­cil of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the uncer­tainty surrounding the general elections, as the ECP has started the pro­cess of delimitation of constituencies. The com­mission in a statement asked the top election regulatory to announce an election schedule that polls are held as close as possible to the stipulated 90-day period.

The statement said the commission believed constituencies must also be completed quickly and efficiently and un­der no circumstances used as an excuse to de­lay the elections any fur­ther. HRCP is concerned by the scope for manip­ulating the electoral pro­cess by institutions such as NADRA and urges the ECP to guard against this possibility, it says.

Moreover, the HRCP ex­pressed its worries over the scope for manipulat­ing the electoral process through institutions in­cluding the National Da­tabase and Registration Authority (NADRA) and urged the commission to guard against this possi­bility.

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