Sunday July 17, 2022

Punjab By-elections: ECP Takes Notice Of Clash and Scuffle On Polling Stations During

Lahore: The provincial election commission has taken notice of a clash in PP-158 Lahore and PP-97 Faisalabad.

The ECP has issued instructions to the district returning officer over the clash in PP -158 Lahore in which the district returning officer has been said to review the incident and contacting to security officials.

The district returning officer said that the situation will be controlled soon.

Another scuffle has happened during the by-polls at PP 97 Faisalabad at it poling station number 72 where a ballot paper was tore apart.

Sources said that a person wanted to enter polling both along with elderly person as the polling agent prohibited him then feud broke out.

The ballot paper tore apart during a clash between the polling agent and the person coming with the elderly person, sources added.

After the incident a heavy contingent of police reached the polling station which controlled the situation.

The provincial election commission has apprised that the election body received six complains to its control room set up for today’s by-pollls.

The spokesperson of the provincial ECP apprised further that these complaints were regarding scuffles between the voters in polling station and party activists.

The ECP officials are taking measures to control the situation.

The polling on 20 seats of by-elections are underway. The voting which was started at 8 am will continue till 5 am without any break.

As many as 175 candidates are facing each other in the by-elections on the 20 seats of Punjab.

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