Election tribunal to announce NA-122 rigging verdict
LAHORE(NBIA):Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) activists faced off outside the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) office ahead of NA-122 verdict announcement over alleged rigging in the constituency.Election Tribunal will announce its verdict shortly over alleged rigging in NA-122, where PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq stood victorious against PTI Chairman Imran khan in the last general elections
The tribunal had reserved the verdict on August 17.There is a probability of the verdict being delayed as police officials have briefed the Election Commission that the situation may deteriorate if it is announced today. Secretary Election Commission Babar Yaqoob has called IGP Punjab and said that NA-122 verdict should be announced in a free atmosphere and there should be no intervention.
Earlier in the day the two charged up sides came close to clashing but the situation was kept under control by a large contingency of police commandos and policewomen deployed on site.