Kaira concerned over Pervez Ashraf’s disqualification


Central Information Secretary PPP Qamar Zaman Kaira, commenting on the decision of Election Tribunal pertaining to the disqualification of former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, to contest elections, said that his disqualification merely on the basis of allegations will raise serious question on the whole electoral process.

In a statement here Tuesday, he said, no one is guilty unless proved. If disqualification is to be carried out merely on the basis of allegations, it will not be possible to find a single candidate to contest the elections in view of the political environment in the country, he added.

He said that the former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf awarded the contract of constructing roads to National Logistic Cell (NLC), a government organization known for quality work, on single tendering basis.

Kaira expressed surprise that no one raised objections when Punjab government led by former Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif awarded number of contracts to NLC and other similar organizations to build roads on single tendering basis.

He urged the Chief Election Commissioner to take stock of the situation and initiate action to stop the downward slide of the electoral process.

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