Former aide to Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar, Firdous Ashiq Awan, on Saturday stated that a fact-finding report by the Election Fee of Pakistan on the Daska by-polls is being “twisted” to forged aspersions on her character.
Addressing a press convention, Awan stated that PTI candidates from Daska had taken the report back to the Supreme Courtroom.
“We’ve spoken about tons of of petitions associated to returning officer’s (RO) and District Returning Officers (DRO); our considerations about these officers have been legitimate,” she stated.
The inquiry report, the findings of which have been mentioned by the media a day earlier, decided that the NA-75 Sialkot-IV by-election held in Daska on February 19 was not held in a good, free, and clear method.
Commenting on the findings of the report, Awan stated that the matter concerning the kidnapping of the presiding officers was “not clear”. She insisted that the federal government has “no tender nook” for anybody concerning the Daska election.
Awan’s title was included within the fact-finding report. Based on the report, of the workers employed for election responsibility from the training division, Muhammad Iqbal Kaloya, Deputy Director (Faculties), Sialkot, was discovered concerned in attending conferences at AC Home, Daska, “which have been meant for manipulating the election course of”, during which Ali Abbas, Zeeshan Javed, Asif Hussain, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Muhammad Awais, and another individuals have been current.
‘The report didn’t point out any ill-intent on my half’
Later, peaking in Geo Information programme “Naya Pakistan”, Awan stated that the Punjab authorities will problem an official assertion concerning the ECP report.
“The report didn’t point out any ill-intent on my half,” she stated, including that her title has been talked about within the report “to provide it a sure color”.
Awan stated that the report solely mentions that she was current within the AC workplace. “The place does it say within the report that there was misconduct on my half?”
“No assembly was held within the AC workplace. False allegations in opposition to my particular person have been made,” she added.
“I’ll problem the investigation report on the Daska election,” she stated, including that the accountability of the occasion’s marketing campaign was not given to her however others.
Present host Shahzad Iqbal questioned Awan over whether or not she was current within the conferences held on the AC Home or the Ladies’s Diploma School.
“Completely not,” Awan reiterated.
“In case there’s any misuse of authority within the report, it needs to be investigated,” she stated.
“The PTI authorities has neither ever shielded any wrongdoing and nor will it ever achieve this. The spokesperson of the Punjab authorities ought to come ahead and speak about this problem,” she added.
ECP’s inquiry report
The report said that the election officers and different authorities functionaries “didn’t play their designated position in a requisite method [and] they have been discovered puppets within the fingers of their illegal masters”.
The very fact-finding staff gathered particulars from official data obtained from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Islamabad; Intelligence Bureau, Islamabad; District Police, Sialkot; Elite Police Pressure; written statements and supplementary query and reply periods of the presiding officers (POs), senior assistant presiding officers, naib qasids, drivers, and police personnel, and so forth, the report stated.
Function of training division
Of the workers employed for election responsibility from the training division, Muhammad Iqbal Kaloya, Deputy Director (Faculties), Sialkot, was discovered concerned in attending conferences at AC Home, Daska, “which have been meant for manipulating the election course of”, during which Ali Abbas, Zeeshan Javed, Asif Hussain, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Muhammad Awais, and another individuals have been current.
Based on the report, he had “illegally summoned the POs within the workplace of Nawaz Cheema, Principal, Authorities Diploma School for Boys, Daska, to go on the next instructions”.
- Decelerate the voting course of;
- Voting shouldn’t enhance above 25% in Daska metropolis space;
- Don’t intrude within the doings of the district administration and police and no matter they wish to do, allow them to do it;
- Shut the polling station at 4:30pm with the assistance of police;
- Cooperate with the district administration; and
- Return to the RO workplace as early as doable.
Moreover, Akbar Ghumman, Deputy District Training Officer (Secondary), Sialkot, was discovered “misguiding” the POs, whereas Qamar Zaman Chaudhry, Deputy District Training Officer, Daska, was present in an audio recording of utilizing “filthy language which exhibits his considerations concerning the inquiry proceedings”, the report stated.
Presiding officers ‘remained at unknown constructing for greater than seven hours’
Based on the report, the 20 POs who remained lacking after polling concluded, “beneath some deliberate scheme” left their respective polling stations in personal autos and reached Sialkot by staying first at PS Qila Kalar Wala/PS Satra, workplace of the DSP, Pasrur and Mundeke and so forth., after almost 8:30pm.
It stated that they remained at “some unknown constructing” located at Shahabpura/Ugoke Street close to Zohra Hospital “for greater than seven hours” and after that, they have been transported with police safety to the workplace of the returning officer at Jaisarwala.
“Earlier than reaching their vacation spot, all of the POs have been shifted in police vans from Toyota Hiace and eventually they reached the returning officer’s (RO) workplace,” the report stated.
“Among the many above stated 20 POs, two feminine POs have been additionally included. One in all that two feminine POs one way or the other managed to submit the unique results of the polling nonetheless, concerning the different feminine PO, an embarrassing and ridiculous reality was disclosed that she was mistreated severely on the suspicious place,” the report additional reveals.
It stated that throughout the inquiry proceedings, it was additionally revealed that Deputy District Training Officer (Feminine), Daska, managed a gathering of her subordinate Assistant Training Officers (AEOs)/POs with Asif Hussain, Assistant Commissioner, Daska, and Zulfiqar Virk, DSP Sambrial, at her residence whereby the individuals have been “instructed to favour the federal government within the stated by-elections, enable the voters to forged their votes on copies of CNIC, act upon the rules acquired from DDEO (F), Daska, throughout polling and to not hassle concerning the regulation and order state of affairs if it turned untoward”.