Deceased professor appointed as presiding officer in Punjab

Published: July 12, 2018
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ECP also appoints a retired college principal as a focal person in the same constituency. PHOTO: FILE

ECP also appoints a retired college principal as a focal person in the same constituency. PHOTO: FILE

In a bizarre development, the provincial election commission of Punjab appointed a deceased professor as a presiding officer.

Shaukat Ali – an assistant professor at Government MAO College Lahore who died on January 26, 2018 – had been appointed as a presiding officer in constituency No 130.

Retired employees included in lists of election officers

On the other hand, Muhammad Ilyas Tahir – a former principal of  Government College China Town in Lahore who retired on March 31, 2018 – had been appointed as a focal person of the area.

The appointment of a deceased and a retired principal raises questions on the performance of the provincial election organising authority.

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