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ECP Summons Imran in Controversial Vote Cast Today

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman and prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan to appear before it today in the matter of breaching the secrecy of the ballot.
Earlier on Wednesday, Presiding Officer and Assistant Presiding Officer said in their report that Imran Khan had to stamp the ballot paper publicly as he couldn’t go behind the voting screen to cast his vote in secrecy due to the presence of a large number of people and media in the room.
The report stated that more than 150 supporters and media personnel entered the polling station along with Imran Khan.The PTI chairman tried to reach behind the voting screen to cast his vote in secrecy but he couldn’t due to the crowd, the report added. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will review the report.
The Commission had sought a report from the presiding officer and assistant presiding officer of NA-53 Dhok Jillani Polling Station over violation of the code of conduct during the polls.
Earlier on July 30, the Election Commission of Pakistan sought a written reply from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan till August 16 over casting his vote in violation of the code of conduct during the general election 2018.
Imran’s counsel Babar Awan appeared before the ECP after the electoral body.