Pakistan Election 2018: ANP opposes armys presence in polling stations

Peshawar: Awami National Party (ANP) opposed the deployment of Pak Army inside polling stations during Pakistan Election 2018.

ANP showed its reservations before Pakistan Election 2018 over the deployment of army inside polling stations. However, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) earlier decided to deploy army at polling stations. In addition, ECP gave the magisterial powers to army officers.

Yesterday, ANP former senator Ilyas Ahmed Bilour said that other political forces also objected on the deployment of army officers inside polling stations. He further added that ECP should also ensure fair, impartial, and free elections.

Ilyas Ahmed Bilour said that no one had approached the family members in connection with the blast. However, a deadly Peshawar suicide blast has killed at least 14 people including the Awami National party candidate Barrister Haroon Bilour. At least 65 other people were wounded in the bomb explosion.

The barbaric incident happened when a suicide bomber blew himself up in YakaToot neighborhood moments after Haroon Bilour arrived at the venue near the stage late Tuesday ahead of a corner meeting held here.

Haroon Bilour was due to address the supporters at the meeting. The party members and admirers engaged in fireworks to welcome him. Suicide bomber used the firework as his cover.

The late ANP candidate Haroon Bilour was set to contest the Pakistan elections 2018 from PeshawarsPK-78constituency.

Faizanullah Hussainy
Faizanullah Hussainy
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