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July 11, 2021

Gandapur distributed funds?: CEC AJK to adjudicate on PTI candidate’s eligibility

July 11, 2021

Gandapur distributed funds?: CEC AJK to adjudicate on PTI candidate’s eligibility

KARACHI: The issue of Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs, Ali Amin Gandapur, distributing money during the AJK election campaign has been raised with the CEC AJK on Saturday for final adjudication.

PML-N VP Ch Javed Iqbal had submitted a complaint regarding violation of the ECP’s code of conduct during the AJK election campaign with Returning Officer Raja Shamrez. Iqbal had alleged Federal Minister Ali Amin Gandapur distributed cash among voters at Ghuner and Dhadiyal to influence the elections. Since the federal minister was accompanied by PTI candidate Azhar Sadiq, thereby the complaint asked the RO to declare the PTI’s candidate ineligible for contesting the polls. Sadiq is contesting from LA 1, Mirpur, Dhadiyal.

During the hearing, PTI Ch Rasib admitted to receiving funds from the federal minister before the Returning Officer Raja Shamrez. He clarified that the funds had nothing to do with the PTI candidate Azhar Sadiq and he received over Rs 0.3 lac from the minister. The RO, while clearing the PTI candidate of the guilt, confiscated the amount. The RO dispatched his report to the CEC AJK, who will eventually decide the fate of Azhar Sadiq after hearing.