Violating election rules: ANP demands action against PM, ministers

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA: The Awami National Party spokesman and former senator Zahid Khan on Wednesday termed the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s frequent visits to the districts of Malakand division as a bid to rig the LB polls. Talking to a group of local journalists at his residence in Odigram he said the government had entered into a narrow street. He said that tabling a no-trust resolution against the Prime Minister in the national assembly was the opposition’s constitutional right.
He said that announcing a public gathering at the D-Chowk Islamabad by the prime minister showed his frustration and now he wanted to destabilize the country. He said that despite clear directives from the ECP, the prime minister was visiting the districts like Dir and Swat where the second phase of LB polls had been scheduled. He termed the PM visits as pre-poll rigging and said that government resources were being used during the visits. He demanded the ECP to take notice of the PM’s violation of election rules and ensure legal actions against him and his cabinet members.
JUI-F committees: The Lower Dir chapter of the Jamiat Ulema Islam Fazl on Wednesday constituted nine committees to mobilize party workers for participation in the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)’s proposed March on Islamabad. The announcement was made during a meeting of the JUI-F district and Tehsil organizations held at a local seminary in Timergara with Siraj ud Din in the chair. The participants were informed that caravans of the JUI-F workers from Lower Dir would join the Maulana Fazl ur Rehman’s March in Islamabad in a vehicular procession. Qari Muhammad Ismail was elected as the JUI-F district secretary information on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion the JUI-F district emir Siraj ud Din, general secretary Haji Javed Iqbal and others said the workers were ready for all consequences in case of following the party chief instructions. They condemned the derogatory language used by the Prime Minister Imran Khan against Maulana Fazl ur Rehman in his public gathering. Condemning the Prime Minister for his outburst on the opposition leaders, the JUI-F activists said that his days were numbered and now he was struggling for his face saving in the public.
They said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would defeat the ruling PTI in the second phase of local bodies’ polls on March 31. The meeting was informed that the JUI-F had fielded its candidates in all the 198 village councils of the district and it would show the results similar to the first phase.