PPP candidate fined for violating election code of conduct

11:53 AM | 1 Jul, 2018
PPP candidate fined for violating election code of conduct
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SAHIWAL - District Monitoring Officer Sahiwal , Zaman Watto fined on Saturday a PPP candidate for violating election code of conduct.

Rana Amir Shahzad, the candidate contesting election from NA 147 was fined for taking out a rally without informing the district administration and also committing aerial firing in the rally.

Watto, who is also Deputy Commissioner Sahiwal , imposed fine of Rs 50,000 on PPP 's Amir Shahzad for violating election code of conduct.

Mr. Shahzad, before joining the PPP , remained the PML-Q district president for 15 years.

Recently, he was arrested in a bogus cheque fraud case by the Ghala Mandi Police. He was released after paying Rs700,000 to the complainant.

He is a brother of former PML-Q MNA Rana Tariq who won the 2002 election. Mr. Shahzad remained the Sahiwal tehsil Nazim from 2001 to 2005. He contested the 2013 elections and secured 22,618 votes.