PTI leader Shahbaz Gill. Photo: Twitter/@jang_akhbar

PTI raises questions over impartiality of ECP

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PTI chief Shahbaz Gill. Photograph: Twitter/@jang_akhbar    
  • PTI chief Shahbaz Gill raises questions over impartiality of ECP on Punjab by-poll day.

LAHORE: Lashing out on the Election Fee of Pakistan for alleged errors in voter lists amid the essential by-polls which can be underway on 20 Punjab Meeting constituencies, PTI chief Shahbaz Gill raised questions over the impartiality of the election physique.

Sharing a video of a person on his Twitter account, who claimed that the names of two of his members of the family are lacking from the voter listing, Shahbaz Gill requested, “Who’s answerable for depriving somebody of his proper to vote?” He prompt lodging a case underneath Article 6 of the Structure.

He additionally shared one other video of a lady polling agent who claimed that rigging was being carried out within the PP-167 constituency. The girl polling agent stated that she was compelled to depart the polling station after her CNIC was objected to and was not allowed to enter the station for one-and-half hours and within the meantime, the voting course of continued.

Gill requested, “Is that this potential with out the involvement of the ECP?”

In one other tweet, the PTI chief criticised the polling workers at a polling station the place he claimed {that a} lady who got here to solid her vote was despatched to a different constituency as a result of her title wasn’t on the voters’ listing.

He requested who’s answerable for the info operator’s errors.

Reacting to Shahbaz Gill’s allegations, the Punjab election commissioner stated that the polling course of should not be made controversial by levelling allegations with out affirmation.

He rejected the allegations of expelling polling brokers out of polling stations 46 and 47 in Muzaffargarh.

The provincial election commissioner additional acknowledged that the polling brokers verified by political events are allowed to take a seat on the polling stations.

In the meantime, the returning officer stated that PTI’s polling agent Amir Bakhsh was current at polling station quantity 44, however no polling agent of PTI arrived at polling station quantity 46.

Reacting to the PTI chief’s assertion, a spokesperson of the ECP stated that the chief election commissioner has given clear instructions to the IG Punjab and the chief secretary of the province that no retaliatory motion must be taken in opposition to any civilian/individuals.

The CEC has warned of strict motion if retaliatory motion is taken in opposition to anyone, the spokesperson added. He maintained that the CEC directed to take all potential measures to make sure free and truthful elections within the province.

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