ECP bars Imran Khan from addressing Lodhran by-election meeting

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ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has prohibited Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan from addressing a public meeting ahead of by-election in Lodhran on Friday.

According to details, the election commission has stopped Khan to address a public meeting as part of the party’s electioneering for the upcoming by-polls in NA-154 in Lodhran.

ECP has sent the notification to party’s candidate Ali Tareen, son of ousted MNA Jahangir Khan Tarin.

The PTI is set to flex its political muscle in Lodhran in connection with the by-election of NA-154 slated for February 12.

According to the ECP, 328 polling stations have been set up in the constituency for 431,002 registered voters.

As many as 338 presiding officers and 1,043 presiding officers will perform duties on 1,043 polling booths.

PTI has fielded Ali Tareen to contest the by-poll, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Iqbal Shah and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has Ali Beg in the election arena in addition to seven independent candidates.

The seat was vacated after Supreme Court disqualified PTI’s former general secretary Jahangir Tareen in December 2017. – SAMAA

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Story first published: 9th February 2018

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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