Panel to quiz 12 Pakistan election officials

The three-judge panel, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, has identified a dozen NA constituencies, where more than 10 per cent extra ballot papers than the required amount were printed.



Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 10:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:58 PM

Islamabad: The judicial commission investigating claims of rigging in 2013 general elections has decided to summon returning officers (ROs) of different National Assembly (NA) constituencies to question them on their demand for extra ballot papers.

The three-judge panel, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, has identified a dozen NA constituencies, where more than 10 per cent extra ballot papers than the required amount were printed.

K.K. Agha, who is assisting the judges in the probe, submitted a list of 12 NA constituencies, most of which are situated in Punjab with most of the winning candidates belonging to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Forwarding the list to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the commission has sought Forms 15, which outline the use of ballot papers at polling stations, and should have been obtained by the polling authority from the ROs concerned.

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