Election 2013: Records of 105 polling stations scrutinised

Imran Khan challenges election result in NA-122 constituency

Our Correspondent December 24, 2014

LAHORE: On the plea of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to investigate the alleged rigging in the NA-122 constituency – where he lost to National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in 2013 elections – the scrutiny of the electoral record of 105 out of 284 polling stations has been completed on Tuesday.

Some votes were rejected as there were no stamps over them and some ballot papers had two stamps. It was found that form 14 and 15 were missing in most bags while some of the bags were unsealed.

A local commission, comprising retired additional district and sessions judge Ghulam Hussain Awan, conducted the inspection. The record of 20 polling stations was inspected at Nadar Haal of District Coordination Officer at district courts.  The representatives of both PTI and PML-N were present at the occasion.

On December 8 the election tribunal allowed the petition of the PTI chairman and constituted a commission to probe into the alleged rigging in NA-122, the constituency from where National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was elected. He had bagged 93,389 votes while Imran Khan had secured 84,517 votes. After which, an election petition was moved before tribunal by the PTI chief in July 2013, alleging that massive rigging took place in the constituency.

The total number of votes polled in NA-122 is 184,151 while in PP-147 the total number of polled ballots are 74,251 and 109,802 in PP-148.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2014.

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Ranjha | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

PML Noon is a party of the criminals, for the criminals, by the criminals. PERIOD.

Ali | 5 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@M Ali: Dear Mr. Ali !! With utmost respect i would request you not to label every single person using internet as "PTI TROLL"... This is so not fair. You are calling the trolls to behave and act civilized but at the same time you are naming every person a PTI Troll? Does that make you any different to the trolls?

I am an overseas Pakistani working here to feed myself & family and i do not belong to any political party at all. I am an educated guy like so many others living abroad because we don't get jobs. From where i look at things, it's pretty much evident that someone is involved in this (rigging) & it's everyone's right to know who did this fraud. Is it not a matter of genuine concern to you if someone steals from you? Would you not want it back or atleast get it investigated? Will not ask for justice or will you just leave it as it is just because you don't want trouble? Will your troubles be gone if you don't react to this?

Do you think our problems will be solved if we stay quite & not ask for justice? Just because it's testing time for the nation doesn't mean that you lose your moral, your values. It's the job of the govt organization to work & perform according to the laws they have set for us all. Testing times or honeymoon period, govt must perform & deliver or step aside and let some one else do the job.

This is the reason, in my humble opinion, Pakistan is suffering this much because we, the people, don't take a stand against the injustices of our society & state as a whole.

If you can't stand by the truth, atleast don't ask others to quit.

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