PPP and PTI members allegedly barred from RO offices

PPP and PTI members allegedly barred from RO offices

KARACHI/LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member Saeed Ghani on Thursday said he was not allowed inside the returning officer (RO) office.

In a social media post on platform X (formerly Twitter), the PPP candidate asserted that voters were being barred from entering the RO’s office. He called upon the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to promptly address the situation.

Similarly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) member Advocate Salman Akram Raja claimed he was evicted from the RO’s office in Lahore.

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He also took to X, posting that “following a suspicious incident at the RO’s office, I have been illegally evicted from the premises. The process of compilation of results cannot proceed in my absence. I must be allowed back in.”

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Meanwhile, United States’ Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said that the US should not give their “tax dollars” to anyone that undermines democracy.

In a post on X, the congresswoman said that the United States must ” stand with the Pakistani people as their democracy is at serious risk. They should be able to elect their leaders without interference and tampering with the process”.

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