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Five arrested in postal ballot stamp fraud in Sehwan

SEHWAN SHARIF: As the general elections are just a few days away, reports of pre-poll rigging surfaced in the town of Sehwan Sharif where stamps were being placed on the postal ballot papers. The incident was reported in PS-80 Sehwan Sharif in district Jamshoro where former chief minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah is among the candidates contesting elections. The stamps were being placed in the Education Office where an official of the Primary Teachers Association and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) activist was found involved in…

ECP warns officials to refrain from any pre-poll rigging attempt

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has warned of strict action against any official found involved in pre-poll rigging or other irregularities. Talking to a news channel, the ECP spokesman, Chaudhry Nadeem Qasim said if any complaint is received from any political party in this regard, action can be taken against the responsible officer. The ECP has registered 105,955,407 voters including 59,224,262 males and 46,731,145 females for upcoming general elections scheduled to be held on July 25.…

Faisal Subzwari decries ‘pre-poll rigging’

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Faisal Subzwari on Wednesday said there is one law for Karachi and the other for the rest of the country. Speaking to media, he complained that his party's banners and posters put up in the city were being removed. Mr. Subzwari said his party candidate Jawed Hanif was lately arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) despite the fact that it said it won't arrest politicians until the polls. He demanded of the NAB chairman to immediately release the…

N-leaguers candidates are being pressurized to join PTI, Nawaz alleges

LONDON: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif claimed that candidates of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) are being coerced to join the ranks of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. Nawaz was speaking to media outside Harley Street Clinic where he lamented that his party candidates are forced to switch loyalties while adding that this remorseful situation comes under the umbrella of pre-poll rigging. Public is well aware that whose election symbol is jeep, Nawaz taunted and reiterated that PML-N’s candidates are made to…

Pre-election rigging began the day I was disqualified, says Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday claimed that pre-election rigging started in the country when he was removed from the offices of Prime Minister and president of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). While talking to media outside the accountability court in Islamabad, Nawaz Sharif asserted, “The onset of pre-poll rigging can be marked from a long period of time when I was disqualified as a Prime Minister and later as PML-N president for life.” He reiterated that being summoned in courts…

Ban on govt jobs aimed to stop pre-poll rigging, ECP tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that it imposed a ban on recruitment of public servants to stop pre-poll rigging. A bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a petition pertaining to restrictions on recruitment in all federal and provincial government departments and release of funds for uplift schemes across the country. The ECP secretary said it is incumbent upon the electoral body to ensure fair and free…

NA-120 by-polls: PTI’s Yasmin Rashid accuses Shahbaz of pre-poll rigging

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Dr Yasmin Rashid on Monday accused Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, her opponent in by-election for the seat of NA-120 in Lahore, of pre-poll rigging, ARY News reported. Talking exclusively to ARY News, Yasmin Rashid said that PML-N has already started announcing development projects in the constituency and she is waiting for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce the by-polls schedule so she can lodge a former complaint. Read More: PTI turns its guns on…