KARACHI: Polling for by-election throughout the Sindh Assembly constituency PS-114 is underway amid scattered incidents of chaos in different polling stations and vote casting is anticipated to continue till 5pm. Stringent protection has been put in place,
The polling began at 8am without any prolong. All polling stations throughout the constituency have been declared refined.
Polling disrupts after personnel struggle
The polling process was once suspended for phase an hour at Chanesar Goth polling station after clashes erupted between the activists of Pakistan Peoples’ Birthday party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P).
The polling was once resumed after executive intervened throughout the matter and extra Rangers contingent was once referred to as in. The activists chanted slogans against every other. Showing swiftly, Rangers personnel intervened throughout the matter and arrested 11 activists causing disruption throughout the polling process. Chatting with ARY Data, MQM leader Mehfoozyar Khan accused PPP activists of casting bogus votes.
Then again, no primary incident of violence was once reported in first three hours.
At least 21 candidates are contesting the by-poll along side Pakistan Peoples Birthday party’s Senator Saeed Ghani, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan’s Kamran Tesori, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Engineer Najeeb Haroon, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Zahoor Ahmed Jadoon and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Ali Akbar Gujjar.
MQM accuses PPP of rigging
PPP accuses Polling officer of the usage of delaying techniques to discourage voters
Casting his vote at Chanesar Polling Station, PPP senator Saeed Ghani accused polling officer of barring the PPP’s polling agents from entering the polling station.
He alleged poll personnel of deterring voters from polling by way of the usage of delaying techniques by way of design at Chanesar Goth polling station, as what he claimed the locality being the party’s stronghold. The PPP’s candidate moreover accused the polling personnel of misconduct with party’s female activists and other women of his family.
Moreover, the media men had been moreover not allowed to enter the polling stations despite of having the passes.