Probe into NA-75 polling record completed

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Lahore

The Election Commissioner Punjab Ghulam Israr Khan completed the inquiry into the record of NA-75’s Daska by-polls on Monday.

Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja withheld the results and ordered the inquiry after the polling staff reached late. The Punjab chapter of the ECP was directed to investigate the votes’ record of 20 polling stations.

According to sources, the report has been compiled by the election commissioner Punjab, while the final decision will be taken by the CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja.

It is pertinent to mention here that the ECP on Saturday seized the electoral record of by-polls in NA-75 Daska after rigging allegations were levelled against each other in the
constituency by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The seizure came after the commission had ordered to withhold the results of the NA-75 by-election.

The Election Commission, in a statement, had said that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) contacted IGP Punjab, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner to know the
whereabouts of the missing polling staff. —TLTP