The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has approached the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to submit “evidence of by-poll engineering” and lodge a complaint against the rival PML-N candidate in Multan.

PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, whose son is contesting in PP-217 constituency from Multan, on Friday reached the commission with a request to look into the matter.

Talking to journalists in Multan, he said the whole by-poll process is being “rigged and manoeuvred” for the ruling PML-N candidate and he has “solid evidence” of rigging, which he has handed over to ECP officials.

“The PML-N candidate is committing serious violations of the election code of conduct, and I expect the ECP to take action against him,” he said.

Qureshi said: “As the Punjab chief minister election was declared null and void, how can he continue in his office? Misusing its power in the Punjab chief minister election, police were allowed to enter the Punjab Assembly to get desired results.”

“The court has issued a verdict against turncoats, but the PTI was not provided a copy of the court judgment,” he said.

 “I appreciate the ECP’s decision on posting Punjab Rangers for by-polls across the province,” the PTI leader added.

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