The national election regulator has accepted a plea to dismiss specific interim federal cabinet members, citing supposed bias. The individuals in question, Fawad Hassan Fawad, Ahad Cheema, and Tauqeer Shah, have been called for a session on October 26 following a complaint by Syed Aziz Uddin Kakakhel. Kakakhel’s argument hinges on the caretaker administration’s duty to ensure unbiased, transparent election processes, stating these ministers’ political ties disqualify them from their roles.
On October 10, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), under Chief Election Commissioner Raja Sikandar Sultan and four provincial members, reviewed the case, ultimately deeming the petition legitimate in their verdict released this Monday.
The ECP addresses petitions concerning former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political future. They previously stripped him of his legislative position for not declaring gifts from his tenure, which a trial court further underscored by enforcing a five-year disqualification period. Additionally, the PTI faces scrutiny over alleged foreign funding, forming another critical point in the ECP’s upcoming discussions.