PTI to request re-polling as Opposition ‘crying hoarse over’ Daska by-election: PM Imran Khan

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  • PM Imran Khan directs PTI candidate from NA-75 “to ask for re-polling” in 20 polling stations Opposition is crying hoarse over
  • Two individuals had died, two others have been injured as clashes broke out between staff of PTI and PML-N in Sialkot’s NA-75 constituency
  • Says it is as a result of “we want transparency that we are seeking open ballot for Senate elections”

ISLAMABAD: The ruling PTI’s candidate from Sialkot’s NA-75 constituency has been requested to ask for re-polling within the Daska by-election by Prime Minister Imran Khan because the Opposition events have been “crying hoarse over” it.

The Daska fiasco that made headlines final week had left no less than two individuals lifeless and two others injured as clashes had damaged out between staff of the ruling PTI and PML-N, resulting in a firing incident by which three people have been wounded initially.

Two of them had succumbed to their accidents on the best way to the hospital.

“Have always struggled for fair & free elections,” PM Imran Khan mentioned on Twitter on Monday, saying he did so “even though there is no legal compulsion to do so before ECP announces results”.

“It is because we want transparency that we are seeking open ballot for Senate elections.

The premier vowed to “all the time search to strengthen a good and free election course of” and lambasted those who were hindering that effort.

“Unfortunately others lack this dedication. When we needed four constituencies opened after the 2013 elections, it took us over two years,” PM Imran Khan added.

Last week, voting was suspended at 15 sensitive polling stations of the 360 in total in the constituency when the violence erupted.