PML-N candidate rigs poll in Lahore polling station: Meesha Shafi

Published: May 11, 2013
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Meesha Shafi. PHOTO COURTESY CATALYST PR

Meesha Shafi. PHOTO COURTESY CATALYST PR

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Saad Rafique forcibly shut doors of a polling station for NA-125, Lahore for rigging, model-actor Meesha Shafi tweeted on Saturday.

The model said the doors remained close for 90 minutes, while PML-N supporters stamped ballots in favour of their party.

She further said that this was done with the police’s help.

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Reader Comments (21)

  • Salman
    May 11, 2013 - 6:46PM

    Such is the party of Nawaz, wonder why people still vote for him.

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  • Mj
    May 11, 2013 - 6:47PM

    Saad Rafique should be disqualified if he’s proven guilty.

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  • Qasim
    May 11, 2013 - 6:48PM

    Wow WTG so its confirm MQM is not the only one! so much for the ECP so called transparency Voting….

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  • Citizen Khan
    May 11, 2013 - 6:55PM

    Benefit of the doubt must go to the PML-N candidate. Maybe he was saying Wazeefah for 90 mins in there.

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  • Lahorite from na 125
    May 11, 2013 - 7:13PM

    The army arrived and kicked him out and withdrew the ballot box., he tried threathening women to vote but they strongly opposed his actions. Now i hope that he gets disqualified

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  • wahaj
    May 11, 2013 - 7:19PM

    Why do you have to quote meesha shafi on this when everyone saw this!?

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  • Voter
    May 11, 2013 - 7:31PM

    Who cares what Meesha Shafi has to say?

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  • Concerned
    May 11, 2013 - 10:39PM

    What else do you expect from PMLN? To win fair and square is not their policy, they can do anything and everything to win.

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  • From NA 125
    May 12, 2013 - 3:17AM

    This news is appalling, if anything. I find it convenient that no news channel is metioning Saad Rafique’s deplorable behavior. He should be disqualified. So far, the results for 125 have not been announced. If they have the audacity to declare that Rafique won, then there should be a massive protest. It’s blatantly clear that PTI won here. This is disgusting and should be brought to everyone’s attention.

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  • Samson Simon Sharaf
    May 12, 2013 - 11:33AM

    Polling Station after Polling Station that we visited in Lahore, was the same. Women lines at a standstill, rigging inside, booths stormed by elite force and PMLN and a complicit election staff. Justice (R) Kayani has to call in army in S Block DHA Lahore. In phase 5, DHA Lahore, while I was briefing Justice (R) Kayani with evidence, Elite force grabbed me and started kicking and beating me. Despite personally knowing me, he never stopped them. Rifle Butt marks all over my body bear testimony to what happened. Voter turnout was slowed beyond a snail pace, people intimidated. C42 TV has footage of this incidence.

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  • Ali
    May 12, 2013 - 8:06PM

    .A victory for Punjabi establishment.

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  • maj. tauqeer memon
    May 13, 2013 - 4:03AM

    Not a supporter of pmln or pti as a matter of fact.. but quoting someones tweet, without any solid proofs, at this important time doesn’t feel justified to Pmln. There are millions of tweets to the contrary as well. I, at personal level, sense bias reporting.

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  • sensible
    May 13, 2013 - 8:13PM

    Did anyone noticed that soon as Nawaz deleiverd his so-called victory speech, the results of Lahore constituencies stopped coming in, and Ik and Hamid khan leading at one point by huge margin, suddenly lost. Clear rigging by PMLN.

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  • Kulwant Singh
    May 13, 2013 - 8:35PM

    Never seen such things in this side of Panjab only such things used to happen in Bihar or Uttar Pardesh but now such things seldom happen there.

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  • Truth
    May 13, 2013 - 8:42PM

    Why would she lie….
    I am now seriously concerned about the validity of these elections

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  • Truth
    May 13, 2013 - 8:47PM

    Thanks Measha for exposing the truth…
    ECP or FIA should set up a confidential process where by Punjab government officials who had to .participate in this can act as whistle blowers (without facing “consequences” from their superiors)

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  • Truth
    May 13, 2013 - 8:51PM

    @Ali:
    Lets not get “regional” here….
    Old faces from all parties around the country allegedly get up to these tricks
    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Truth
    May 13, 2013 - 8:53PM

    @Samson Simon Sharaf:
    Oh My God, I feel so sorry for you…
    But how brave of you to report this and persevere..
    As each day passes, and more stories emerge, it appears the Nawaz victory becoming more illegitimate by the minute.

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  • Truth
    May 13, 2013 - 9:11PM

    @Lahorite from na 125:
    Well done Pak Army.

    There is something very fishy happening here….
    The question I have is…WHY DID THE ECP itself not ring the alarm bells when all this was happening….????

    How come Secretary ECP is making statements all went well, and I see on TV his own (women) officials saying they were punched, kicked, thrown out of polling stations and ballots snatched, that he is not jumping up and down himself asking for an investigation on who mishandled his staff…

    This is not a MINOR incident in a democracy…

    Very very strange…

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  • Kamran
    May 13, 2013 - 9:19PM

    @ voter and Wahaj, Meesha is being quoted because she is a very attractive lady.

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  • May 13, 2013 - 11:43PM

    who is she????

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