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Suspects involved in rigging arrested from Karachi's DHA area

May 15, 2013

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KARACHI: Judicial Magistrate (South) Waqar Ahmed Soomro declared on Wednesday the arrest of seven men allegedly involved in rigging of polling stations in the city's DHA area, DawnNews reported.

According to Sub-Inspector Rasheed at Darakhshan police station the seven men were caught on May 11 after numerous complaints were received against alleged rigging at polling stations setup at DHA College for Women, Phase VIII and Clifton Grammar School in Boat Basin area.

The arrested men were allegedly affiliated to a political party and were booked under Sections 147, 148, 149 and 186 of the Pakistan Penal Code and  Section  13-D of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965.

The  Election Commission of Pakistan had postponed polling on May 11 in 43 polling stations of NA-250, PS-112 and PS-113 constituencies, due to widespread complaints of alleged rigging and irregularities.

The postponed elections were re-scheduled for May 19.