After PML-N, PPP also cries foul over polls results



Karachi, July 26 (TNS): After Pakistan Muslim league (N), Pakistan Peoples party also cried foul over alleged rigging in general polls.

The party held an emergency press conference on Wednesday night to air serious concerns over what it said was the removal of its polling agents from inside polling stations.

Senator Raza Rabbani said that irregularities were reported from Jacobabad, Badin and other parts of Sindh.

“Such practices will have dire consequences,” he said. “You can’t count the votes in the absence of party’s polling agent.”

The PPP says its polling agents were removed from polling stations.

The PPP leader said that they felt that the election commission’s secretary-general was not capable of fixing problems. “It’s beyond his power.”

“The whole elections could be declared null and void, if the ECP fails to address our grievances,” said Senator Sherry Rehman. She said the results of three constituencies in Malir were stopped. She demanded action against those expelling the party’s polling agents. “We received over 250 complaints.”

She claimed her chief polling agent was removed from the polling station.

“We have been warning against pre-poll rigging since day one,” Raza Rabbani said. “We had already said that the ECP had failed to provide political parties a level playing field.”

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the PPP chairman who contested elections from NA-200, NA-246 and NA-8, said his party candidates were complaining that their agents have been thrown out of polling stations across the country.