ET accepts PTI’s request for thumb verification in NA-154

MULTAN: The election tribunal in Multan on Wednesday accepted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) General Secretary Jehangir Tareen’s request for thumb print verification of the votes cast in the NA-154 constituency during the May 11 general elections last year.Sadiq Baloch had outvoted Tareen in the NA-154 constituency in the general elections. The election tribunal stated that the case will be sent to the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA). The tribunal said that all the material related to the elections, including the tribunal boxes, will be sent to NADRA in the next three days. After the material is sent, investigation into the alleged rigging will begin and a report will be submitted to the tribunal within 10 days. The Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday decided to take action against those individuals who are found guilty of casting more than one vote in the May 2013 elections. The ECP decided to take action against those individuals who had cast more than one vote in the last year’s general elections, and in this regard has sought data of the constituencies whose record had been verified by the National Database and Registration Authority. Election Commission of Pakistan Additional Secretary Syed Sher Afgan has said that those found guilty of casting more than one vote would be dealt with under the criminal laws and would be punishable by up to three years.

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