PML-N violating election laws in NA-122 by-poll campaign, PTI writes to ECP

Published: October 10, 2015
A file photo of a PTI rally. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

A file photo of a PTI rally. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: As the much awaited contest in the NA-122 Lahore constituency inches closer, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has written to the Election Commission of Commission (ECP) that the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was violating electoral laws.

“This is being written to you to lodge a strong protest against the continuous violations of electoral laws by the leadership of PML-N, including the PM and CM Punjab in respect of the campaign being conducted in NA-122,” reads the letter written by PTI Information Secretary Naeemul Haq addressed to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan.

Read: NA-122 by-election: Imran warns ruling party against rigging

Haq also expressed disapproval of ECP Punjab member Justice (retd) Riaz Kiyani, saying “you are already aware of our position in respect of ECP member Justice Riaz Kayani. While we have absolutely no confidence in his perceived impartiality, we expect you to intervene, prevent and punish all those violations designed to influence the voter’s mind after the campaign has stopped.”

The PTI demanded the CEC to personally oversee the October 11 by-election in NA-122. “We expect your personal oversight in the crucial by-elections being held tomorrow in NA-122.”

Read: Will not allow rigging in NA-122 by-poll: Imran

Earlier on Friday, PTI chairman Imran Khan challenged the prime minister to face off while calling him the most corrupt person in the country.

In response, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz censured PTI’s politics of sit-in and that the party was wasting the nation’s time.

Polling for NA-122, Lahore, is due on October 11 and the PTI has fielded former provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan against PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 10, 2015 - 11:33PM

    Baby has started crying long before announcement of results. Recommend

  • Dildar
    Oct 10, 2015 - 11:51PM

    PTI is always crying.
    They lack sportsman spirit.Recommend

  • Youth
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:02AM

    No hope from PTI. Their strategy is to destabilize democratic system in Pakistan. Biggest shame for PTI. I treat them as enemy of Pakistan. They are ignoring KPK and at the same time trying to destroy Pakistan’s economy.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:04AM

    Advanced congratulations to respected Ayaz Sadiq.
    PML-N all the way.Recommend

  • Fouzia
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:12AM

    Ayaz Sadiq is going to win with a big margin. His position is very strong. My vote for Ayaz Sadiq.Recommend

  • Uzma Hayat
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:16AM

    Vote of youth for PML N.Recommend

  • Blithe
    Oct 11, 2015 - 12:37AM

    So says a party that takes foreign funds, as has been proved , vide FARA records published in US.

    The “dharna” we saw earlier were funded by anti-Pakistan elements Recommend

  • Punjabi
    Oct 11, 2015 - 1:03AM

    How about employing all the KPK’s resources in the constituency and having ARY run the campaign even after its allowed time limit? Hypocrites. Recommend

  • Salik
    Oct 11, 2015 - 2:26AM

    Given Imran Khan is the biggest liar around. What creditability does PTI have?Recommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Oct 11, 2015 - 3:22AM

    The loser already started whinning?Recommend

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