PTI to call for re-vote as Opposition ‘cries out loud over’ Daska by-election: PM Imran Khan | Instant News


Prime Minister Imran Khan. News / via Geo.tv/Files
  • PM Imran Khan directs PTI candidates from NA-75 “to call for re-vote” at 20 polling stations Opposition cry hoarsely
  • Two people died, two were injured when clashes broke out between PTI and PML-N workers in the NA-75 constituency of Sialkot.
  • Saying it is because “we want transparency so we are working on an open vote for the Senate elections”

ISLAMABAD: The ruling PTI candidate from the NA-75 constituency of Sialkot has been asked to request a re-vote in the Daska by-election by Prime Minister Imran Khan because the Opposition parties have “cried hoarsely”.

The Daska failure that made headlines last week left at least two people dead and two injured when clashes broke out between workers from the ruling PTI and PML-N, leading to a shooting incident in which three people were initially injured.

Two of them died from wounds on the way to the hospital.

“Always fight for fair & free elections,” PM Imran Khan said on Twitter on Monday, saying he did “even though there is no legal compulsion to do so before the ECP announces the results”.

“Because we want transparency, we are working on an open vote for the Senate elections.

The prime minister vowed to “always seek to strengthen a fair and free electoral process” and criticized those who obstructed such efforts.

“Unfortunately the others don’t have this commitment. When we wanted 4 constituencies to open after the 2013 election, it took us more than two years,” added Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Last week, voting was suspended at 15 sensitive polling stations out of a total of 360 in constituencies when violence erupted.

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