ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a letter written to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) has complained that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was making an inordinate delay in the provision of record related to ballot papers printed for the 2013 general elections.

Secretary General PTI Jehangir Tareen in a letter written to CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza said that PTI had submitted an application on November 25, 2014 before ECP and sought copies of orders placed, billing details and payments made by ECP to different departments’ connection with printing of ballot papers for 2013 general elections.

The departments are Printing Corporation of Pakistan, Security Printing Press of Pakistan, Postal Foundation Press and any other press, which was employed for printing ballot papers for the last general polls.

“As follow-up to our aforesaid application for the said record, our representative Barrister Salman Afridi made several visits to the office of ECP including the office of Director General (Budget) ECP. However, unfortunately and to our dismay the requested record has neither been furnished nor we received any formal communication or response to our application,” says the letter.

The letter says, “We request you to issue all necessary directions and orders for provision of the documents and information sought by us on urgent basis.”  It further says, “In addition to the previous request dated November 25, we may also be provided the information as to the quantities of paper procured by the ECP for the General Election 2013.