LAHORE - Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) Chairperson Dr Tahirul Qadri has castigated the Election Commission of Pakistan for its efforts in paving way for loan defaulters and tax evaders to take part in elections.

Speaking during the PAT Executive Council meeting, he said new nomination forms was an eye wash whereas in reality, the ECP was playing hell with June 8, 2012 Supreme Court judgment. A drama is being carried out in the name of ensuring fair elections. Pre-poll rigging is going on and the ECP is sitting idle, he said.

On this occasion, Dr Raheeq Ahmed Abbassi, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur and other PAT leaders were also present.

Dr Qadri said he would uncover a lot of issues during the Rawalpindi Liaqat Bagh address on March 17. He also promised to announce a true road map for change and its dynamics for Pakistan. He criticized the confirmation of hundred thousand jobs in Sindh and similar inductions in Punjab a week ago.