ECP seeks reports on political worker’s killing, polling staff abduction

The Election Commission of Pakistan has sought reports regarding the killing of a political worker in Narowal and the alleged abduction of polling staff in Qila Abdullah.

According to a spokesperson of ECP, the commission, on the request of various candidates and the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, has sought report from the Provincial Election Commissioner of Balochistan and the Deputy Commissioner of Qila Abdullah regarding the incident of alleged abduction of polling staff in PB-50 Qila Abdullah. However, the Deputy Commissioner Qila Abdullah verbally told that no incident of abduction of polling staff occurred.

The Election Commission instructed the Deputy Commissioner to submit a written report in this regard so that appropriate decision can be taken on the aforementioned requests.

Furthermore, the Election Commission also taken notice of the killing of a political worker during today’s by-election in PP-54 Narowal and sought a report from the relevant authorities.

In this context, the Chief Election
Commissioner personally talked to the District Police Officer of Narowal and directed immediate legal action against the culprits and the commission should be informed accordingly.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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