KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Secretary General Farhatullah Babar wrote reservations to Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa over by-election in National Assembly constituency NA-205 Ghotki in a letter saying that nomination papers of PP candidates were harshly scrutinize before getting approved.
According To Dunya News, it was stated in the letter that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has already rejected application against the tribunal PP candidates. It further read that local administration and most of the politicians are pressurizing the candidates whereas two mukhtiarkars were abducted to forcefully obtain documents against the candidates.
The letter continued saying that a first investigation report (FIR) has also been registered in order to forge documents against PP candidates. Letter further stated that detailed arguments were also presented thrice in the hearing of application against PP candidates.
PPP asserted in the letter that the rather than giving the verdict, it was reserved until the conclusion of by-election polls. A safe verdict won’t do any good as no time will be left to challenge it in the Supreme Court as hearing takes place just before the by-elections, letter read.
Based on the judicial verdict, the elections can also be delayed which we do not wish to do but not only local administration and politicians but other institutions are also pressurizing the candidates, PPP expressed.
On the other hand, PPP leader Saeed Ghani expressed that PPP co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari exposed the rigging in NA-205 Ghotki. Firdous Ashiq Awan’s own future has become dark as she can’t distort the truth anymore, he added.
He further asserted that they have solid evidence revealing the interferences happening in by-elections. “Firdous Ashiq Awan should find another job as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s boat is sinking now,” he added.