Reports of rigging in favour of PTI from Karachi NA-242

Published: May 11, 2013
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Boys below the age of 11 were seen stamping the bat symbol on ballot papers in the NA-242 constituency. PHOTO: FILE

Boys below the age of 11 were seen stamping the bat symbol on ballot papers in the NA-242 constituency. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Reports of rigging in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) have come up from the NA-242 and PS-96 constituencies of Karachi. The incident was reported from Government Degree College in SITE Town.

A group of unidentified men had forced polling staff to vacate the station at 11am.

Boys under the age of 11 were seen stamping the Bat symbol on ballot papers in the NA-242 and PS-96 constituencies.

Reports of rigging and polling delay have come from all across Karachi.

Eyewitnesses also reported that rigging was taking place in NA-255, PS-122.

Polling continues in NA-241

Despite reports of rigging from nearby constituencies, polling continued smoothly in areas of NA-241.

Activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) were announcing on loudspeakers that their candidates had not withdrawn and that it was a conspiracy.

Voter turnout is low in the constituency so far.

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Reader Comments (39)

  • mkz
    May 11, 2013 - 3:37PM

    There is no way I believe this.

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  • Junaid
    May 11, 2013 - 3:38PM

    Reports of Santa Claus being real coming from ET as well

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  • confused
    May 11, 2013 - 3:43PM

    Full marks to the most experienced CEC of the ECP. Well done.

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  • A2Z
    May 11, 2013 - 3:46PM

    When it was in favour of MQM, you didn’t mention the name of party and there was credible evidence of that. But now you are mentioning the name of party because PTI is involved and that too just some reports, not credible evidence. Shame on you ET

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  • Sajid
    May 11, 2013 - 3:47PM

    As usual in Karachi elections,
    Shame shame shameRecommend

  • Seema
    May 11, 2013 - 3:50PM

    @Noman Ansari:
    lol. Was MQM not the 1st one to held the press conference?

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  • Khan 101
    May 11, 2013 - 3:51PM

    Naya Pakistan? Wow!

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  • Seema
    May 11, 2013 - 3:56PM

    Old People in the to be New Pakistan ? Hysterical :D

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  • Ali S
    May 11, 2013 - 4:02PM

    In other news, it’s discovered that the moon is made of cheese.

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  • A2Z
    May 11, 2013 - 4:03PM

    Boys under age of 11, are you kidding me, Shame on ET

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  • AB
    May 11, 2013 - 4:07PM

    Dear reporter. Atleast fabricate a report that makes sense. If PTI had already “captured” the polling stations, they would not need 11 yr old children to stamp the ballot papers. Adults cud do it in much better way. Besides u r telling us 11 yr olds were involved in capturing a polling station in MQM bastion. What a joke of a report really. SHAME

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  • Hamad Dar
    May 11, 2013 - 4:12PM

    Lafafa much, tribune?

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  • Ebad
    May 11, 2013 - 4:19PM

    Wasnt polling postponed in NA-241? Is liye kehtay hain naqal k liye bhi aqal ki zarurat hoti hai. The very authenticity of this news report can be tested by the fact that it has reported that polling is running smoothly in NA-241.

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  • Marriam awan
    May 11, 2013 - 5:21PM

    has anybody read saadat hussan manto’s “new constitution”.. whn i listen naya pakistan i remember tht story.. by the way im a supporter of PTI.. bt i refrain to say naya pakistan.. lets see wht comes out..

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  • Marriam awan
    May 11, 2013 - 5:22PM

    has anybody read saadat hussan manto’s “new constitution”.. whn i listen naya pakistan i remember tht story.. by the way im a supporter of PTI.. bt i refrain to say naya pakistan.. lets see wht comes out..Recommend

  • AGBHatti
    May 11, 2013 - 5:27PM

    Went to vote, Presiding Officer askd kis ko dena hai? I said havnt decided yet. Handed me the stamp and asked me to mark on Kite, i marked Bat.. Stared at me for a while and said boy you wasted your vote and marked the Kite (more than one mark wastes the vote), he askd me to do what he says now so i left the room.. Change is not here yet! #Naya Pakistan. NA 252

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  • Shahzad ali
    May 11, 2013 - 6:38PM

    Where is ECP? cant you see the suitation of karachi

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  • Shahzad ali
    May 11, 2013 - 6:43PM

    Where is ECP? why you are not looking position of karachi

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  • farehah
    May 11, 2013 - 9:31PM

    Do you guys support MQM or what?

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  • Ricky
    May 12, 2013 - 2:18AM

    No matter what happened one thing is sure, the truth would never come out. Does not matter which party is indulging in bogus voting most people from all the sides are the same. The arrogance that only one party is honest and the rest are corrupt is not a democratic way. Let the EC look into it and complete the legal process.
    I guess despite a drubbing the PTI arrogance is still there. They have to learn to respect the verdict of people (yes even the poor Urdu medium too) and join coalition govt. It is a great news that PTI have won KPK and would form a govt there. Like MMA their promises to make KPK an Islamic welfare state would be tested.

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  • unbias
    May 12, 2013 - 4:07AM

    people were not allowed to show any sign of the party they were supporting or going to vote. How is it possible that people were covered in red and green? LIAR !!!! @Z:

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  • Pakistan
    May 12, 2013 - 6:49AM

    Like or. not MQM won elections in Karachi.

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  • Abrar
    May 12, 2013 - 10:32AM

    Shame on the news reporting. Don’t they see what MQM did in the polls ? All biased reporting.

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  • Truth_Prevails
    May 12, 2013 - 11:59AM

    Election Election hota hay fair ho ya na! MQM listen, people are changing, they don’t vote any more on Ethnic basis. So if u rigged this time fine, next time will never come, GOD WILLING!

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  • ALI
    May 12, 2013 - 1:58PM

    @unbias, yeah right, because it makes so much difference by what we were “allowed” to do or not. I was there, people were indeed clad in green and red. Z’s not lying.

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  • khan
    May 12, 2013 - 10:41PM

    RE-ELECTION ALL PAKISTAN SIMPLE ND SHORT NO REASONING…..

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  • May 13, 2013 - 1:53AM

    Tsunami flushed out. Not even rigging could work for the keyboard warriors.

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  • May 13, 2013 - 1:54AM

    Let’s share this piece on our social media as much as possible :P

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  • May 13, 2013 - 1:56AM

    100 % wrong news

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  • Soomro
    May 13, 2013 - 10:26AM

    If PTI supporters, which comprise a very small portion (just 30%) of just one constituincy think that they can win the whole Karachi, then I am sorry they are living in a fools paradiae, rather fools.PTI has lost badly from punjab and they were not even 2nd favorite in karachi and this is a fact. They should accept this and stop blaming others and stop crying. Period….

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  • May 13, 2013 - 11:29AM

    Boys under the age of 11 were seen stamping the Bat symbol

    Are you kidding ?

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  • Nouman
    May 13, 2013 - 1:17PM

    Shame on Express Tribune for publishing this article. “Boys below the age of 11 were seen stamping the bat symbol on ballot papers” – are you kidding me? Fake reports like these can completely destroy the credibility of Express Tribune.

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  • Ali Raza
    May 13, 2013 - 3:32PM

    This is what Dr TUQ said” This is electoral system is fraud”.

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  • Ahmed
    May 13, 2013 - 4:07PM

    @Truth_Prevails:
    Next time you will be your home town Inshallah

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  • shuja
    May 13, 2013 - 10:31PM

    Shame on tribune to report unauthenticated news without any sort of evidence & btw you could’ve done better in even fabricating the news. Really childish!

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  • Khan
    May 14, 2013 - 1:11AM

    Stamping on ballot papers or PTI posters maybe?

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  • TTV
    May 14, 2013 - 8:29AM

    It would appear that a majority of the commenters here are experiencing the first stage of grief. I wouldn’t want to be around once they reach the second stage.

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  • sami
    May 14, 2013 - 2:46PM

    why pti take only 20 seats in punjab assembely
    put of 297…?
    “punjab ma sonami kidharrr gae”

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  • sana
    May 18, 2013 - 2:13PM

    oh you forgot to mention that you also saw and have eye witnesses to prove that aliens exist probably you saw some near your area too! punjab ke sonami ko luteray loot gae!

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