KHAR: Awami National Party held a big public rally here on Thursday to show its power and get support of voters for its candidates in the July 20 elections in the tribal districts for the provincial assembly seats.

ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa president Aimal Wali Khan, Sindh president Shahi Sayed, former federal minister Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and other leaders attended the public meeting in Inayat Kallay town bazaar.

A large number of ANP workers from different areas participated in the public meeting. It was one of the biggest public meetings of the current election campaign in Bajaur.

Speakers at election rally blame govt for financial crisis in country

Speaking on the occasion, Aimal Wali Khan, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, Shahi Sayed and other speakers blamed the PTI government for the financial crises in the country.

They said that government was least bothered about the problems of people. They said that the ruling failed to fulfil its promises made with people before the 2018 general elections.

The speakers said that it was the worst government in the history of the country as it deprived hundreds of people from the job and work. They said that Prime Minister Imran Khan deceived people in the name of change.

They said that wrong polices and increasing inflation exposed the anti-people agenda of the PTI government. They alleged that government planned to rig the elections in the tribal districts.

ANP nominees for PK-100, PK-101 and PK-102 also spoke at the meeting.

Also in the day, the ruling PTI local chapter arranged a gathering at Bajaur Sports Complex. Thousands of party activists and its nominees for PK-100, PK-101 and PK-102 attended the gathering.

However, leaders of various political parties criticised the local administration for allowing PTI to hold the public meeting at the sports complex.

CAMERAS: The district administration installed CCTV cameras at all polling stations in Bajaur tribal district to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.

An official told Dawn that they installed CCTV cameras at all 338 polling stations in the three provincial assembly constituencies.

He said that the installation of CCTV cameras at the polling stations was meant to ensure holding of free, fair and peaceful elections. He said that several technical teams took part in installation of cameras at polling stations.

The official claimed that Bajaur was the first tribal district where CCTV cameras were installed at all polling stations for the July 20 elections.

Published in Dawn, July 19th, 2019