Strict action will be taken against officers who violated election laws: CEC

 
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Islamabad, July 26 (TNS): The Chief Election Commissioner Sardar Raza Khan while addressing the nation in a press conference said that strict action will be taken against officers found to have violated election laws.

“I thank the nation for taking part in the elections today.” — CEC Sardar Raza Khan

He started by thanking all state institutions that helped play a role in the elections process, especially the judiciary for providing judicial officers (who acted as returning officers and polling officers).

He thanked the officers “for playing their part professionally,” and expressed gratitude to security personnel, the Pakistan Army and the chief of armed staff for their services in securing the election.

He later announced the first non-official, preliminary result for PP-11 (Rawalpindi VI), which PTI’s Chaudhry Adnan won with 43,089 votes.

He also assured those who had questioned the non-issuance of Form 45, saying strict action will be taken against officers found to have violated election laws.

To a question asking him how he would respond to allegations of rigging in the election, the CEC confidently replied: “We will prove ourselves that we did our job right.”