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NA-133 by-polls: ECP takes notice of video, demands report on Nov 30


Lahore: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Sunday took notice of the video which depicted suspicious practice of buying votes for the constituency in exchange to money and demanded a detailed report on Nov 30.

According to the details, the allegations of buying votes were made by workers from the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Videos from both parties quickly went viral on social media.

The video depicts every vote being sold at Rs 2500 whereas the pledge as the Identity cards was shown. Moreover, the money was also distributed in the offices of PML-N s and PPP s party offices. The people could be seen standing in long lines waiting for their amounts whereas a great number of women could also be observed. 
PML-N s representative Muhammad Arif submitted a detailed report to Election Comission of Pakistan (ECP) and attached the video as a proof. It is pertinent to mention here that PML-N blamed PPP candidate Muhammad Aslam for buying the votes in constituency. 

The Election Officer (RO) NA-133 sends the notice to the Lahore Commissioner, Punjab Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Chairman NADRA and PEMRA.

RO NA-133 sought help from the above-mentioned agencies regarding the identities of people who might be found in the video, and instructed them to submit a forensic report before November 30.

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