PTI chief Shah MahmoodQureshi on Tuesday claimed that the Punjab authorities changed into violating the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of behavior in advance the with the aid of using elections on 20 seats of the provincial assembly, prompting Chief Election Commissioner
(CEC) Sikander Sultan Raja to take note:
The 20 seats had fallen vacant after the electoral watchdog had de-notified PTI lawmakers for now no longer following birthday celebration instructions in the course of the Punjab leader minister election. With the aid of using polls could be held on July 17.
Earlier today, the previous overseas minister addressed a press convention in Lahore and accused the Punjab authorities of violating the ECP’s code of behavior. He additionally questioned the fee’s cap potential to behavior the with the aid of using-elections smoothly.
“The fee could not actual behavior a comfortable with the help of using-election in Karachi as all parties, except the MQM-P is tough the results,” he stated, regarding the current ballot withinside the metropolitan city’s NA-240 constituency.
He stated the people’s self-belief withinside the ECP changed into shrinking with the aid of using the day. Qureshi alleged that PML-N applicants were knowledgeable that Punjab Chief Minister HamzaShehbaz could make certain their victory withinsidethe with the aid of using polls to shield his seat.
He mentioned unidentified reviews as pronouncing that 18 of the 20 seats could visit the PML-N at the same time as the last could visit the PTI in the imminent with the aid of using polls. Deputy commissioners and district law enforcement officials had been transferred to districts in which the with the aid of using-elections are taking place, Qureshi stated.
“They had been advised that if they fail to supply the desired outcomes, they’ll now no longer be allowed to stay there.”He additionally pointed out his revel in canvassing earlier than the polls.
“In PP-217, in which ZainQureshi is contesting from the PTI, an authentic of the Special Branch follows us and information pictures folks speak to voters. If the voter is a PTI supporter, a group is then despatched to their house which persuades them to vote towards the birthday celebration in trade for incentives,” the ex-minister claimed.
The PTI chief warned the local rules of “avenue agitation and public reaction” if it tried to govern with the aid of using elections. Shortly after Qureshi’s press convention, CEC Raja took note of the PTI chief’s claims and sought a document from the Punjab election commissioner within 24 hours.
He additionally directed ECP officers to appear out for ballot code violations in all 20 constituencies and to take stringent motions toward them. “The CEC has to be knowledgeable of all movements taken in this regard,” the announcement stated.