Islamabad - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Friday presented a package of electoral reforms to newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza Khan, demanding all four provincial election commissioners should resign.

“The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should be given a constitutional status at par with Supreme Court (SC) because without financial and administrative autonomy, the ECP can not hold free and fair elections,” said JI central leader Liaqat Baloch while talking to media persons after having a meeting with CEC.

Jamaat-e-Islami, the religio-political faction, proposed general elections be held under the system of proportionate representation. “Biometric system and electronic voting machines be adopted for polling,” he said, adding that articles 62 and 63 of the constitution must be implemented in its true spirit and all those who are not fulfilling these prerequisites be barred from contesting elections.

“Because of their conduct, they should resign and the ECP be reformed,” he added.

To a question, he made it clear that the JI could not ask PTI to call off its shutdown plans. It is not be possible unless the government takes concrete steps towards an enquiry into rigging, he added. He further remarked if the rigging was proved, PM Nawaz Sharif would have to step down and the assemblies would be dissolved.