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=> ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Muslim League-Q has offered wri

ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Muslim League-Q has offered written apology to the Election Commission of Pakistan in response to the notice Chief Election Commissioner took on January 14th on the complaint of interim Federal Minister Ansar Burney regarding the negative campaign through media, official told TheNation.

The interim Minister for Human Rights met the Chief Election Commissioner Justice (Retd) Qazi Muhammad Farooq on January 9th and appealed to him to take notice of a highly controversial advertisement from the PML-Q, which appeared recently in the media about the non-Sindhis.

The Chief Election Commissioner on January 14th asked the PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain to explain about the “highly controversial advertisement” which appeared in the press asking non-Sindhis to apply for compensation for losses suffered by them during the riots that engulfed the province after the tragic assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The Secretary General of PML (Q) Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed in his reply to Election Commission regretted and said it was rectified the day after the publication of the said advertisement; it was duly clarified in the press and the remedial action had, therefore, already been taken
“Allow me to say that as the country’s founding party, the Pakistan Muslim League is cognizant of its role and responsibilities to the people of Pakistan and remains committed to a national outlook and approach on issues, a policy from which it has never deviated.” Mushahid said in the reply from PML (Q) to EC.

According to the reports PML Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain had given ads, asking all non-Sindhis living in Sindh Province to provide details of losses they suffered during the riots following the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. The party intended to compensate their losses.

However, after a strong reaction from all sides, the party very next day removed the term non-Sindhis and said that Sindhis could also apply for the same.
Source: The Nation
Date:2/1/2008