ECP takes notice of firing in Daska by-election
February 20, 2021 12:38 PM
The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday took notice of firing incidents in Daska during the NA-75 by-poll polling.
The ECP sought a detailed report from the IG Punjab and ordered him to take action against the responsible people. The ECP also summoned an important meeting on February 23 over the incident.
The by-elections for NA-75 in Daska turned deadly as two people got killed and scores got injured during the firing and clashes between the rival parties. This also led to the suspension of the polling process at some polling stations as Rangers were deployed to control the situation.
The voting, which started peacefully, was later marred by complaints of rigging attempts and irregularities creating hindrance in the way of polling. The PML-N leaders have accused the government and the local authorities of attempts to slow down the polling process.