Lahore, July 26 (TNS): PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif, while addressing a press conference in Lahore late night, expressed reservations over the polling process, saying his party doesn’t accept the preliminary results shared by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
He complained that the Form-45 was not shared with the agents of PML-N in many constituencies.
“There were long queues today despite the extremely hot weather. But when the polling ended, I saw a very scary situation,” he said.
“By 7pm, when results started to pour in, no result was announced from constituencies in Lahore. We received complaints from across the country that polling agents are not given Form-45 and are being expelled from the polling stations,” he alleged.
Shahbaz showed some copies of what he said were Form-45 received from polling stations in constituencies of Khwaja Asif, Tehmnina Daultana and other PML-N leaders, and suggested that they were incomplete.
“Awais Leghari also complained that polling agents were being thrown out,” he added.
Earlier, PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb and Mussadiq Malik both alleged that the party’s polling agents had been forced out of polling stations in various constituencies where counting is underway.
“We have serious reservations … The counting process has been carried out behind closed doors and our polling agents have been taken out,” Aurangzeb alleged, adding that changes are also being made to Form-45.