Police seize 90,000 fake ballot papers in Lower Dir

Published: May 5, 2013
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Police also arrest two suspects involved in the case.

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.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • xyz
    May 5, 2013 - 1:23PM

    inshallah these all top candidates will be beaten by Bashir khan of PTI if there is no rigging or fake ballots.

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  • H.A. Khan
    May 5, 2013 - 1:28PM

    Where were they meant for ………….was it Karachi

    were the names of candidates on them?

    Naugthy naughty…….

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  • azam
    May 5, 2013 - 1:42PM

    what you think who would have done it? pti will win I think.

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  • dude
    May 5, 2013 - 1:49PM

    i think 90,000 is a very famous number

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  • Hasan
    May 5, 2013 - 1:58PM

    Ahh….an eye opener for those who believe that it just happen in Sindh and Balochistan. It is just news like these from other places dont make to the headlines and people over there are better in their mukhmuka politics that they resolve it inhouse.

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  • joker 786
    May 5, 2013 - 2:20PM

    i see what you did there ET…not mentioning a PTI candidate in the top runners….do what ever you want ET or any other news/media services….justice will be served sooner or later…PTI will win inshaAllah

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  • Indian
    May 5, 2013 - 2:30PM

    what ? you still using paper for election?
    you people should use electronic voting system.

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  • Ammad ali
    May 5, 2013 - 3:46PM

    Rubbish, Express news think that PTI is out of the scene in NA 34. They will see on 11/5, that PTI will defear all of these old faces.

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  • Qasim
    May 5, 2013 - 4:03PM

    They cant win now by rigging , Every polling booth will stationed with 10 PTI worker to keep watch and report any rigging and these mafia dynamics!

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    May 5, 2013 - 4:20PM

    reminds me of some elections where victory margin was more than the number of voters!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 5, 2013 - 6:52PM

    PTI is number one political party but only in social media. In rugged mountains, deserts, valleys and rural areas people think its a cricket team.

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  • Hassam Tahir
    May 5, 2013 - 11:19PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    You need to travel more. I went to Swat and Dir last month. The support for PTI there is overwhelming.

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  • reasonlight
    May 6, 2013 - 1:15AM

    The PTI should not show any concessions and friendship for the groups who attacked GHQ, Kamra, Mehran base etc and those who claim the responsibility of all the explosions. Neither Nawaz nor Imran have condemned them by announcing their names. They just say that they condemned terrorist activities. This is not enough.

    Jamat Islami and Imran say that the fighting terrorists is not our war. This humiliating for Pakistan Army as the COAS has rightly said.

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  • Ahsan
    May 6, 2013 - 1:40AM

    PTI’s candidate Bashir Khan’s name wasn’t worth mentioning? He is one of the strong candidates in that area. Why are you so Biased ET?

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  • Shuu
    May 6, 2013 - 3:26AM

    Normally don’t like to comment.

    Just wanted to reply to Reasonlight, you do realise that the ‘terrorists’ are funded by foreign agents related to major international corporations who DON’T want any party to win in a democratic way. Its better for them ECONOMICALLY, if Pakistan is embroiled in political strife and martial law.

    They are not supporting PML-N, PTI, or JUI etc., they are standing against the entire democratic system of Pakistan, because this benefits them ECONOMICALLY.

    Secondly, there are way too many groups included in TTP, to take them by name specifically, I don’t think anybody’s doing that, they’re too scared shitless of that. Notably PTI has condemned every attack made on ANP, MQM, and PPP, however the same can’t be said for those parties when campaign workers for PTI were killed or for the grenade attack on their (PTI’s) office.

    Double standards much?

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  • patriot
    May 6, 2013 - 10:12PM

    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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  • DontBelieveWithoutResearch
    May 9, 2013 - 7:48AM

    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.

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