Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League (PML) Central Information Secretary Senator Kamil Ali Agha has said that in the Punjab Assembly who was contesting on his son’s vacant seat have inflicted detestable defeat to” lota” politics of Sharif Brothers.
Congratulating the voters of PP-133 constituency in a statement here today, he said that they had foiled all tactics of the Punjab Govt. and by punishing the stealers of their mandate; they have proved that the people are quite sensible.
Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that in the bye-elections real face of the N-League has been fully exposed which had resorted to worst rigging in the electoral history to regain the seats vacated by it. He posed a question that in Gujrat turnout was 20 per cent from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. then how it had gone up to 45 per cent in just two hours between 3 P. M. to 5 P. M. ? He said that we had made it amply clear during visit to different polling stations along with media that the Punjab Govt. is using the administration and police to change the elections results at every cost because it has made the bye-elections a matter of life and death for itself.
He said that a PML delegation during meeting with the Election Commission ten days ago had expressed its apprehensions that the Punjab Govt. will also resort to rigging in its traditional manner in the bye-elections as well and ballot papers will be stolen because staff of the Punjab Education Department performs election duty. He said that we had also informed the Election Commission that ballot papers are stolen while being taken to the polling stations with the help of the administration, police and Education Department staff on election duty and pilferage is also done while the ballot boxes are being carried from the polling stations and as such ballot papers should be taken to the polling stations and brought back from there to the Returning Officers through the Rangers but this was not implemented and the Election Commission was rendered helpless before the Punjab Govt.