Pervez Khattak asks for pardon from ECP over offensive language in election rallies



Islamabad, August 1 (TNS): Over the use of offensive language during Election Campaign rallies former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday submitted an unconditional apology in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Khatak’s written reply has sought pardon from ECP in the matter.

Chief Election Commissioner inquired from Khattak’s counsel, “Have you heard your client’s statement in rallies?”

“His statements were unintentional. ECP had issued notice on July 19 but did not mention the specific speech at that time,” the counsellor replied.

The court also played the clip of Khattak’s speech pointed out by ECP.

After a verbal outburst, the ECP had directed to hold back the election results of Khattak in case he emerged victorious in the elections.