Friday November 26, 2021

Legal Action Demanded Against Officers Involved In Daska By-election Fraud

Islamabad: Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja in which he demanded legal action be taken against the officers involved in the Daska by-election fraud.

Shehbaz wrote that the perpetrators behind the scenes election rigging should be caught and an inquiry should be initiated against them.

“Investigate and take action against those responsible at the federal and provincial levels,” he said.

Shehbaz wrote in the letter that complaints should be lodged in court against the officers and staff involved in the Daska by-election and a process of punishment should be started against those who have been identified.

The Leader of the Opposition also wrote that those who issued instructions to the district authorities under criminal intent should be arrested.

He further said that the rules, code of conduct and Election Act should be amended in consultation with political parties so that there would be no irregularities like the one in Daska in the forthcoming polls.

The NA-75 Sialkot-IV by-election held in Daska on February 19 was not held in a fair, free, and transparent manner, an inquiry report issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan earlier this month had determined.

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