Ballot tampering proved in NA-91

Published: January 18, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Investigations into election rigging for national assembly’s NA-91 Sargodha constituency have proved tampering of ballot papers.

The investigation team, forwarding its report to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has advised re-polling for 20 polling stations. As per plan, the re-polling is expected to take place in February.

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According to sources, the ballot papers in certain polling stations of the constituency were found to have been tampered. The ECP had formed the inquiry committee head by its director, Nadeem Qasim.
According to the inquiry report, over 2,000 ballot papers for the constituency bore double stamps.

The revelation came in recounting of votes upon the orders of the Supreme Court.

The NA-91 constituency of Sargodha is currently being held by PML N’s Zulfiqar Bhatti. He had won the constituency after defeating Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Amir Sultan Cheema by a margin of 279 votes.

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