After a scuffle between the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) workers in Lahore’s PP-158 constituency on Sunday, the police have decided to arrest PTI leader Jamshed Iqbal Cheema.
According to police, the injured PML-N worker has accused Cheema of involvement in inciting violence.
Police said that teams have been sent to arrest Cheema.
The flight broke out when workers of both the parties tried to get inside a polling station.
Geo News footage showed a man with what appeared to be an injury to his head. In another scene, men can be seen arguing with each other.
It is reported that PML-N candidate Rana Ahsan Sharafat had an heated argument with Jamshed Cheema.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took notice of the clash and ordered the district returning officer to review the situation in the constituency and contact security officials.
Responding to the directives, the district returning officer said that the situation will be taken under control soon.
On the other hand, PML-N spokesperson Atta Tarar accused Jamshed Cheema and Saeed Mahes of causing head injury to the PML-N worker.
He said that orders for the arrest of these two PTI leaders have been issued.
Tarar stated that no one can be allowed to disturb the peace. PML-N candidate Ahsan Sharafat remained calm as it can be seen in the footage.
CLASH IN JHANG: The PTI and the PML-N workers clashed at polling station number 126 in Elementary School for Boys in Jhang’s PP-125 constituency.
It is reported that they attacked each other with sticks and rods. However, there were no news of injury.
A police team was present at the time of the skirmish. However, Rangers reached the spot and brought the situation under control.
SAAD RAFIQ: Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has claimed that “armed workers of PTI were arrested with weapons in Lahore”.
Posting photographs on Twitter, he alleged that the “nefarious plan of the PTI to spread unrest and violence” during the polling process in Lahore to scuttle the polling process “failed”.
Meanwhile, Atta Tarar also tweeted that PTI workers allegedly armed with sophisticated weapons have been arrested in Sheikhupura.
SHAHBAZ GILL: PTI leader Shahbaz Gill shared a video of a PTI official saying that their counsellor present at a polling station near Qurban Lines, Lahore, was allegedly taken into custody by the police.
He said that “police brutality” is being carried out as the PML-N clearly sees its defeat in the ongoing by-polls. He claimed that the police first threatened the counsellor and then took him into custody.
On the other hand, a woman polling agent of a political alleged that the state machinery was involved in illegal practices as she was not allowed to enter the polling station for one and a half hour on the false pretext to fake CNIC.
ECP COMPLAINT CELL: The Election Commission of Pakistan’s spokesperson has said that the central control room established to monitor the polling process across Punjab has so far received 13 complaints, all of which have been addressed immediately.
He said that most of these complaints were about quarrels among the voters, while overall peace and security situation is satisfactory across the province.