Khan hints to hit roads again if by-polls rigged


LAHORE: The election campaign for by-elections in NA-122 and PP-147 Lahore and NA-144 Okara will end at midnight today.


The contesting candidates are making their last ditch efforts to convince the voters in their favour.

Speaking to media, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said “our preparations against rigging are comprehensive” this time and that if there is any rigging there will be demonstrations on the streets.

In a clear warning, Khan said he would make it difficult for the government to run its affairs if rigging was spotted during the by-polls.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is holding its public meeting in Doongi ground of Samanabad and PTI will arrange public gathering at Mozang Chungi Lahore this evening.

There are total seventeen candidates in NA-122 Lahore constituency. Major contest will be among Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of PML-N, Abdul Aleem Khan of PTI and Barrister Mian Aamir Hassan of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Likewise, three main candidates in PP-147 are Mohsin Latif of PML-N, Muhammad Shoaib Siddiqui of PTI and Iftikhar Shahid Advocate of the PPP.

A total of five candidates are contesting in NA-144 Okara.