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Lodhran by-polls: PML-N, PTI fined for violating code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has fined the candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for violating its code of conduct for NA-154 Lodhran by-polls. The commission imposed a fine of Rs40,000 on PTI’s Ali Tareen while Rs30,000 on PML-N candidate Pir Syed Iqbal Shah. Both candidates were found guilty of flouting the code of conduct for the by-polls by arranging for members of the parliament to canvass for votes in the constituency. They were fined…

Voting for NA seat in Lodhran underway

LODHRAN: Polling for the national assembly seat (NA-154) in Lodhran, vacated after disqualification of PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, began on Monday morning with tough contest expected between the ruling PML-N and opposition PTI candidates. The polling began at 8:00 am and will continue till 5:00 pm without any break. Special security arrangements have been made for a smooth conduct of the by-polls. As many as 10 candidates are in the run for the NA seat. The PTI has fielded Tareen’s son Ali Tareen as its candidate,…

Imran calls for judicial commission to investigate extra-judicial killings

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday demanded the formation of judicial commission to investigate the extra-judicial killings the country, particularly after the arrest of notorious former policeman Abid Boxer.  Addressing a political rally ahead of the by-elections in Lodhran, the PTI chief called on the Supreme Court to take notice of the extra-judicial killings and form a judicial commission to investigate the matter. Referring to the arrest of former sub-inspector Abid Boxer who has…

Code of Conduct: ECP forbids Imran Khan to address PTI election rally in Lodhran

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in a notice to Imran Khan asked him to avoid addressing an election rally of the PTI in Lodhran. The election body has declared that Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's address to the election meeting of its candidate Ali Tareen will be a breach of the election code of conduct. The Returning Officer (RO) of NA-154 (Lodhran) has issued notices to Imran Khan and the party candidate Ali Tareen. The election commission in its letter said that the prime minister,…

Jahangir Tareen nominates son for NA-154 by-election

LODHRAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday announced nominating his son Ali Tareen as the party candidate for upcoming by-election for a National Assembly seat from Lodhran’s NA-154 constituency, fell vacant after his ouster.             Addressing the party workers and supporters at his residence in Lodhran, Tareen said he has nominated his son Ali Tareen as PTI candidate for by-election on recommendations of party workers and supporters. "I will stand by PTI and serve the people of the…

Six children among nine killed in Lodhran train-rickshaw collision

LODHRAN: Nine people including six children were killed when a Qingqi rickshaw collided with a train in Lodhran on Friday morning, ARY News reported. Sources said that the driver of the rickshaw -- filled with school children -- did not see the approaching Hazara Express due to fog and the railway crossing also did not close after which it collided with the train. At least nine people which -- included six children -- lost their lives whereas 10 others, including the rickshaw driver, were wounded in the train-rickshaw…