Former Pakistan PM’s nomination rejected.

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Raja Pervez Ashraf, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan

In what has to be a historical move, the Election Commission of Pakistan has rejected the nomination of the ex-PM of Pakistan, Raja Pervez Ashraf, more popularly known as Raja Rental. According to Geo News, his nomination was rejected after accusations of nepotism and the misappropriation of funds.

He is not the first politician whose nomination has been rejected, and he shall have the right to appeal this decision within the next three days, though it is doubtful whether an appeal would be very helpful. The cases against him are said to be very strong.

Thus, Raja Pervez Ashraf joins a long list of politicians who have been rejected by the ECP, in accordance to Article 62 and 63 of the constitution. Verily, for the first time, it seems that many of the corrupt people are being weeded out.

ECP not to include ‘none of the above’ box in ballot papers

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to defer inclusion of ‘none of the above’ box in ballot papers for the upcoming general elections.

According to the ECP sources, any changes could not be made in electoral process after the announcement of election schedule.

The ECP sources said that there are various legal complications in the inclusion of ‘none of the above’ box in ballot papers, however, it added that the advice to include the new box would remain valid in the future.

Source: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-95401-ECP-not-to-include-none-of-the-above-box-in-ballot-papers