ISLAMABAD: In an effort to guarantee free and fair elections, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday ordered the removal of Prime Minister Ahad Cheema’s adviser on establishment from his position.
Cheema is a member of the caretaker administration, which has been tasked with managing the nation’s affairs until the elections, which are scheduled for February 8, 2024, with limited authority.
To guarantee free and fair elections, the polling body is authorized under the Constitution to appoint or dismiss any member of the interim government’s cabinet. It had dismissed a number of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cabinet members in August due to their active political involvement.
Syed Aziz Uddin Kaka Khel, an attorney, submitted the petition to the on September 29 against Fawad Hasan Fawad and Cheema, members of the interim federal government. On December 21, Fawad will be the subject of a hearing.
Kaka Khel’s petition stated, noting that both of them had close relationships with former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif, that “the very theme of the constitution and election laws will be struck down and abused” if these individuals were not removed or replaced from such a crucial post.