PPP complains against Qureshi for breach of code of conduct

Islamabad: In-charge Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central Election Cell Senator Taj Haider has apprised the Chief Election Commissioner of the breach of code of conduct by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in by-election of PS-52 in Tharparkar.

Senator Taj Haider said that if the notice is not taken now then there will be tsunami of rigging by one of the candidate, Arbab Ghulam Rahim.

The letter reads: “We have the honor to bring to your kind notice a case of serious breach of the election code of conduct by Mr. Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Foreign Minister of Pakistan. On the night of 10th March, Mr. Shah Mahmood while being a member of the Federal Cabinet has addressed his spiritual followers in the constituency PS 52 through a telephonic call and has urged them to vote for Arbab Ghulam Rahim. This indulgence by the Foreign Minister is a clear and blatant violation of the Code of Conduct.  We wish to bring to your kind notice that Arbab Ghulam Rahim as the Chief Minister Sindh of the condemned military dictator General Pervez Musharaf had been the chief architect and implementer of record rigging for Mr. Shaukat Aziz in Tharparkar when more than 200,000 votes were stamped in his favour without the candidate even visiting the NA constituency. We apprehend that the address by the Foreign Minister is only the beginning of a fresh rigging tsunami in the constituency if it was not checked by your Honor in the very beginning. Looking forward to appropriate action under the law.”