NA-42 South Waziristan: PTI calls for elections at alternative places

Published: April 5, 2012

PTI calls for elections of NA-42 South Waziristan to be held at alternative places due to the law and order situation. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has filed a petition with the Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) to conduct elections of NA-42 constituency, South Waziristan, at alternative places due to the deteriorating law and order situation, officials said.

Since the 2008 general elections, the NA-42 seat has been lying vacant owning to the law and order situation of the tribal areas. The people of the concerned constituency have lodged complaints with the ECP for holding the elections so that they can choose their representative.

PTI chairman along with Dost Muhammad Khan filed the petition before the ECP, seeking an order for holding the polling in the upcoming general elections of NA-42, South Waziristan, in the neighbouring areas and other areas like DI Khan, Tank, Tarnol (Islamabad), Rawalpindi, Taxila, Karachi (Sohrab Goth, Landhi, Sultanabad).

Most of the people of South Waziristan are temporarily living in huge numbers in different areas, and keeping in view the security measures, necessary and convenient arrangements may please be made for this purpose, the petition stated.

The petitioners also referred to similar arrangements already made for the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Rawalpindi and for the people of Northern Areas in Karachi.

Reader Comments (7)

  • A Ali
    Apr 5, 2012 - 3:34PM

    Yes ECP, Please do it.

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  • MAD
    Apr 5, 2012 - 3:45PM

    Basically the people there were represented in parliament. PTI has a valid point.

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  • Ahmad
    Apr 5, 2012 - 4:18PM

    So Elections are now acceptable to PTI nder this government?????

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  • Ahmed
    Apr 5, 2012 - 5:32PM

    What is meant be alternative? Mianwali??? or DG Khan??

    They boycotted elections when those really mattered. Their participation in by-polls would have set a clear direction for their party and Pakistani people. But it seems they are just time-wasters…..

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  • Falcon
    Apr 5, 2012 - 6:37PM

    A step towards deeper integration of FATA into Pakistan through electoral process. Certainly a very constructive step.

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  • abbas
    Apr 5, 2012 - 8:56PM

    This petition is not about by elections, this about next elections.

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  • Ahmad Subhani
    Apr 7, 2012 - 6:54PM

    @Ahmad:
    This petition is not about by elections, this about next elections.

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