ISLAMABAD: In violation of code of conduct, some candidates were seen providing transport to voters. Mini Vans off-loaded people outside the 400 meter limit from the polling stations. Vans with PPP flags were seen dropping people at polling stations 125-126 Chak Shehzad, according to The Express Tribune reporter Umar Daraz.
Former President and Senator Waseem Sajjad was with his wife and casted his vote at Chak Shehzad polling station. Former Senator Tariq Azeem’s vote was registered at this polling station but he did not turn up. “I am in Lahore with Mian Sahab (Mian Nawaz Sharif of PML-N) for six months and could not go to Islamabad to cast my vote,” Azeem told The Express Tribune. However, his brother Shujaat Azeem turned up to cast his vote.
Voters’ turnout remained overwhelming in NA-49 Islamabad where PPP’s Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, PML-N’s Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, JI’s Zubair Farooq were among the lead contestants. However, a large number of people were seen at PTI’s election offices outside all polling stations.
“From 1500 total registered voters at this polling station (No.1 Chatha Bakhtawar in NA-49) almost 1000 people have already cast their vote,” said the presiding officer at the polling station.
At polling stations 125-126 Chak Shehzad Islamabad NA-49, more than 400 people from 1050 registered voters had casted their votes by 1:30 pm.