PTI seeks army deployment at sensitive polling stations

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday met Chief Election Commisioner (CEC) Justice (r) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim and said that his party supports deployment of army at sensitive polling stations across the country.
Speaking to reporters after holding a meeting with the CEC, Khan said he discussed with him various administrative issues pertaining to the much awaited general elections. “The CEC has assured me that Army would be deployed at sensitive polling stations,” the PTI chief said. “We have full confidence in the CEC. I have given suggestions to him for free and fair polls in the country and handed over to him proofs about attempts of pre-poll rigging,” Khan said.
He alleged that excessive money was being spent by PPP and PML-N, adding that the two parties had kicked off development projects as elections drew nearer to garner support. Khan claimed that cases were being registered against PTI leaders in Punjab to victimise them. He suggested that voters’ list be posted on the election commission’s website after final corrections.
Earlier, the CEC presided over a meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to discuss the recent by-elections in Punjab and Sindh, the issue of dual nationality for lawmakers, electoral rolls and delimitation of Karachi in light of the judgment of Supreme Court, besides other important administrative matters.

PPP wants Punjab’s polling stations manned by troops

Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) asked the election commission to deploy army at polling stations in Punjab to avoid rigging ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The issue was discussed during a meeting between PPP Punjab President Mian Manzoor Watoo and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim. PPP informed the CEC regarding their insecurities and complaints of rigging during the recent by-election in Punjab. The party demanded the commission to deploy army to ensure fair polls and to avoid any untoward incident. The CEC said the forthcoming general elections are of vital importance for the future of the country and must be conducted with impartiality.

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