Tribal district bye-polls: Bilawal opposes deployment of army inside polling stations


ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Tuesday opposed deployment of the army inside the polling stations during bye-elections in tribal districts.
He was talking to media outside the parliament. He said that the PPP had raised the issue of army deployment inside the polling stations and demanded of the ECP not to deploy army inside the polling as it would make the country’s institution controversial.
He said that even if there is not rigging during elections, the losing candidates would allege rigging and would blame not only ECP, but the army. He said that the army should not be blamed for the rigging. He added that to avoid controversy, the army should not be deployed inside the polling stations in tribal districts.
He also criticized the accountability court decision of acquittal of Babar Awan in Nandipur project case, saying that the judicial commission had held the Law and Justice ministry responsible for delay in the project. However, he said that the accountability acquitted former law minister, but rejected the application of Raja Pervez Ashraf, because he did not belong to PTI.


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