KARACHI- The State Bank of Pakistan today rejected a report of the Election Commission of Pakistan which said that the central bank did not cooperate in verifying credentials of candidates in the last general elections.

In a statement, the central bank said that no negligence was committed in verifying credit data of contesting candidates. The State Bank said that it provided to ECP credit data of 24,286 candidates and 110,972 family members of candidates in period from March 26, 2013 to April 7, 2013.

The central bank in its statement said that then chief election commissioner had also lauded role played by the State Bank. A report of observers released by the ECP maintained that several state institutions including FBR, SBP, NADRA and others did not cooperate with the commission in verifying credentials of the candidates.