ISLAMABAD -  Soon after Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday rejected PTI’s disqualification reference against its MNA Ayesha Gulalai, the party repeated its allegations that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan was using state resources more than his entitlement under the rules.

PTI Spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry in a letter written to the secretary Cabinet Division sought under the newly passed Right to Information that under what law the CEC was using a luxury SUV vehicle.

The letter said the CEC was using a 4,800cc SUV of worth Rs50 million despite being entitled to only a 1,600cc vehicle under the rules.

“This is taxpayers’ money and such misuse amounts to a misuse of authority in addition to a colossal loss to government exchequer,” the letter said.

Fawad Chaudhry asked the division's secretary to furnish details of the assets of CEC Justice (Retd) Sardar Muhammad Raza, his children and spouse, within 15 days under the Right to Information Act.

"I, as a citizen of Pakistan, have the constitutional right to know that under what law Chief Election Commissioner has been authorised to use such a luxury vehicle?" read the letter.

The PTI spokesperson had previously raised the issue as well, to which the ECP had said that Chaudhry was levelling such baseless allegations because the CEC had refused to fulfil his demand of meeting him in person.

The commission had said that it would take legal action if allegations were repeated falling short of clarifying whether the vehicle in question was actually in the CEC's use against the prescribed rules.