Police seize 90,000 fake ballot papers in Lower Dir

DIG Malakand says the papers were being transported to constituency NA-34.


Web Desk May 05, 2013
Police also arrest two suspects involved in the case.

PESHAWAR: Police seized 90,000 fake ballot papers in Lower Dir, Express News reported on Sunday.

According to initial details, police stopped a car for a security check and recovered the bogus ballot papers. The police also arrested two suspects involved in the case.

DIG Malakand confirmed the incident and said the papers were being transported to constituency NA-34.

Around 28 candidates are contesting for NA-34.

Top candidates for the constituency include Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) Sahibzada Muhammad Yaqub Khan, former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) federal minister Malik Azmat Khan, Awami National Party’s (ANP) Azam Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Farid Khan.

Printing ballots

The Election Commission of Pakistan had earlier said that the army will help supervise the printing of ballot papers for the upcoming general elections.

The ECP had decided to deploy army troops at offices of the Printing Corporation Pakistan Press in Islamabad and Lahore and the Pakistan Security Printing Corporation in Karachi to supervise the printing of ballot papers.

It was reported that the army would provide security from the printing process to the distribution of the ballot papers.

COMMENTS (17)

DontBelieveWithoutResearch | 8 years ago | Reply

Do some research, just don't believe on headlines. Those were sample ballot papers printed on everyday use paper not on the special paper used for actual ballot paper. They did not have any serial number on them. Nor do they have any seal or stamp from election commission. They were not printed with the intent of any rigging but to train and educate new voters. These are the findings on the inquiry committee but no one care to publish the clarification except for the Frontier post that has the complete details.

patriot | 8 years ago | Reply

Jamat e islami , PTI and PML-N are those parties which always supported thaliban .. and alsoo JUI .. they hav never ever utered a single word against thalibann.. PTI is very good partyy but i dont knw y dont they condem TTP attacks.. Maulvi hazraaaat nay bohat jald fatwa day deya against imran khan lekin thaliban k khilaff koe fatwa denay ko tayarr he nahe hayy ... yehii saray maulvio nay islam ko b badnaam keya hay and also pakistan ko b

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