PTI dubs Punjab LG Polls a ‘Tamasha’


LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab President Ejaz Chauhdry on Monday said Local government election in Punjab were nothing more than a ‘Tamasha’ (spectacle) in which the ruling party carried out large scale rigging like it did in the by-election of NA-122.


Speaking to media, Chauhdry went on to claim that voter lists of 19 unions councils were tempered with police acting against the PTI during the whole exercise.

PTI leader also ruled out reports circulating on media regarding organizational change in the PTI following party’s dismal performance. He said party leadership stands united under Imran Khan.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) secured 220 seats out of 274 offices of union councils in Lahore, independent 31 while PTI could only manage to win 13 seats.

The ruling party grabbed 1192 seats while independent who are most likely to join the PML-N won 1065 in Punjab. The PTI secured only 285 seats in the local government election.