Friday, January 21

Losing Candidates Continue Sit-in against LG Election Rigging

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada

PAKISTAN: Losing candidates of Landikotal chairmanship slot on the sixth  day continued their sit-in at Charwazgay Chowk in Landikotal and blocked the highway for several hours to record their protest against the alleged rigging in Local Government election held on December 19. 

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shahid Khan Shinwari,Awami National Party district Khyber president Shah Hussain Shinwari,Independent candidate Shakir Afridi, Jamat-Islami candidate Muqtadar Shah Afridi,Kalimullah Shinwari and others said that they will not accept the rigged election results at any cast.They said the  Suprime Court is accepted their application for hearing. 

Hundred of political parties supporters and independent candidates followers gathered at the Charwagay Chowk and chanted slogans against the alleged involvement of ECP in election rigging.

They were holding black flags and burnt tyres on the road. 

Large queues of load and empty trucks were seen stranded on the road for hours long due to closure of the highway. 

Shahid Shinwari said they would not compromise on free and fair election. He said their protest would be continue until the ECP not re-announce the Local Government in Landikotal. 

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