LAHORE (Staff Report) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif have been influencing the scheduled by-poll in NA-122 Lahore.
In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Raza, the PTI secretary general Naeem-ul-Haq went on to say that recent press conferences of Prime Minister and Punjab Chief Minister are an desperate attempt to affect the voting trend in NA-122. PTI has already expressed its concerns about Election Commission Member Riaz Kiyani and recent statements from public office holders confirm that government is trying to manipulate the polling results, he said.
He further stated that according to the code of conduct the prime minister and chief minister cannot announce any new projects after the announcement of by-polls. The federal ministers cannot participate in the electioneering for by-polls, he reminded ECP.
The PTI leader request the CEC tot ake serious notice of these activities that in other words can be termed as ‘pre-poll rigging’.