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Pakistan normal election 2024 | Imran Khan’s get together says its polling brokers picked by police in Punjab province

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People stand in a queue as they wait to forged their ballots to vote at a poling station throughout Pakistan’s nationwide elections, in Karachi, on February 8, 2024.
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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s get together on February 8 claimed that polling in a number of areas of Pakistan’s Punjab province of Pakistan started on February 8 with out the presence of its brokers, a few of whom had been picked by the police to make rigging simpler within the elections.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates are contesting the polls independently after the Supreme Court upheld the choice of the Election Commission of Pakistan to deprive his get together of its iconic election image cricket ‘bat’. The PTI has alleged that the police eliminated its polling camps.

“At several polling stations in the constituencies, including those of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shehbaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz the polling even began without the presence of the polling agents of the PTI in Lahore,” get together chief from Lahore Wasim Ahmad mentioned.

“Besides, only the PML-N polling agents were present when the presiding officers allowed the polling process in Nawaz Sharif’s NA-130 Lahore constituency,” he mentioned. He mentioned the police had began selecting up its polling brokers earlier than they might attain the polling stations.

“Through this, the authorities want to ensure that our candidates’ polling agents could not get the result of the booth, making it easier for them to rig the election,” he mentioned. The PTI alleges that ways have been used to stop their candidates from contesting the election.

Khan is jailed on corruption costs and is barred from standing. He is serving not less than 14 years in jail, having been sentenced in three separate instances within the area of 5 days final week. He nonetheless faces over 140 costs in several instances.

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As the federal government has shut down cell and web providers within the nation the voters are going through issues in casting their votes. However, excessive turnout is predicted in most constituencies within the Punjab province.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Council of Pakistan has expressed robust concern over the closure of cell and web providers in Pakistan on the day when it’ll polls.

“The government of Pakistan is shutting down mobile service and internet services in various cities of Pakistan. This is sad and cause for concern,” says the Human Rights Council of Pakistan. It says this determination of the federal government will have an effect on the transparency of the election.

“Provision of mobile service on voting day is a basic requirement in Pakistan. We request the Election Commission and the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take immediate notice of this issue. Restore mobile service in Pakistan,” it says.

Pakistan Peoples Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has demanded the federal government restore cell service within the nation and mentioned that he has requested his get together to refer the matter to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the courts.

“Mobile phone services must be restored immediately across the country, (I) have asked my party to approach both ECP and the courts for this purpose,” he mentioned in a message on X.

Independent candidate Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, contesting from Islamabad, criticised the federal government for blocking the cell service within the nation on the day of elections. “I cannot contact my polling agents at the polling stations,” he mentioned and demanded instant restoration of cell networks.

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