Re-polling at 21 polling stations in the NA-46, Bara constituency will be held on Wednesday, with authorities imposing a day’s ban on the movement of Nato containers through Khyber Agency.
The re-polling was rescheduled after candidates from the constituency rejected the May 11 results following widespread allegations of rigging and brawls between party activists outside some polling stations.
Assistant Political Agent Jamrud Jahangir Azam, who was appointed security incharge for the process, said the polling stations had been set up in Jamrud tehsil schools. Azam said Nato supplies would remain suspended on the day, adding pillion riding was also banned on Tuesday in the area.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Sohail Afridi boycotted the re-polling as he was reportedly dissatisfied with the voter lists.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2013.