The Election Commission of Pakistan  today summoned Pakhtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader Mehmood Khan Achakzai on September 1st, over his controversial statement in the parliament after Quetta hospital attack.

The election commission issued notice to Achakzai, while hearing a petition against him.

A former presidential candidate Waheed Kamal had filed a petition in the election commission seeking disqualification of Mehmood KhanAchakzai over his statement.

The petition said that Achakzai’s speech on the floor of the National Assembly was a bid to malign the armed forces, which is against Article 19 of the constitution.

The petitioner seeks disqualification of Mehmood Achakzai over his statement, “which brings into disrepute the security forces.”

A bench of the ECP headed by the Chief Election Commissioner while hearing the case directed the PkMAP leader to appear onSeptember 1st to explain his position. The commission adjourned the hearing till August 17.

After August 8 attack in Quetta Civil Hospital, Mehmood Khan Achakzai had in a statement in the parliament called the deadly terrorist incident result of intelligence failure.