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Peshawar: A female presiding officer and her husband were arrested in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) a day before the local body elections on charges of alleged rigging.

The opposition party claimed that in the 33rd and 34th district councils of Gore Ghatri tehsil, the marks of Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) candidates were printed.

Sharifula, the provincial election commissioner, also arrived at the scene.

Sharifullah said in an interview with the media that the chief judge and her husband have been transferred to the police station and all materials will be transferred to the new staff.

Assistant Commissioner Ehtesham Khan said that all the staff of the concerned polling station would be handcuffed and taken to Karthana. A case would be registered against all the staff.

The situation at the polling station became tense, after which a heavy contingent of police was deployed.

On the other hand, Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja has issued instructions to the officers regarding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa local body elections.

The Chief Election Commissioner has directed the Provincial Election Commissioner Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to be diligent regarding the local body elections.

Sikandar Sultan Raja instructed that all resources should be used to hold transparent and fair elections during the election period.

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