Wazirabad presiding officer’s assertion opens Pandora’s field

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Presiding officer Liaquat Ali Bhutta as he appeared throughout a video after he was caught allegedly fleeing with a bag of votes final week in Wazirabad by-polls (C) and in a video assertion he shared on social media (L & R). Screengrabs through The News
  • Presiding officer caught allegedly fleeing with a bag of votes final week in Wazirabad by-polls identifies himself as Liaquat Ali Bhutta
  • Bhutta denies allegations of voting fraud, claims his life is “still in danger”
  • In the video, a  voice will be heard dictating Liaquat Ali Bhutta what to say in his assertion
  • The voice, which The News was unable to independently confirm, has made the matter all of the extra suspicious

LAHORE: A video of the Wazirabad presiding officer , who was caught allegedly fleeing with a bag of votes final week, reportedly has somebody behind the digicam dictating the person what to say in his newest assertion — a growth that comes days after the by-polls controversy however has solely sophisticated the matter additional.

Identifying himself as Liaquat Ali Bhutta, the controversial presiding officer’s feedback have opened a brand new Pandora’s field.

In the video, a voice will be heard dictating Bhutta as to what to say in his assertion, guiding him with phrases and phrases. The voice, which The News was unable to independently confirm, has made the matter all of the extra suspicious.

In his video assertion, Bhutta described himself because the presiding officer of a polling station in Wazirabad and mentioned some individuals had “kept pressurising him for help throughout the day”.

The presiding officer denied allegations of voting fraud, claiming that armed males kidnapped him, snatched the bag of votes from him, issued dying threats, and paraded him round on the streets.

He mentioned his life is “still in danger”, and appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Prime Minister Imran Khan for assist.

On February 19, a video had gone viral in the course of the by-elections whereby some individuals caught the presiding officer fleeing with a bag of votes. Despite being requested a number of instances the place he was going with the bag filled with votes, he had remained silent.

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