Published On: Mon, Feb 22nd, 2021
Published in Category: Government

Maryam says ‘Govt exposed during NA-75 by-polls’

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Islamabad: PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Sunday that the incumbent government had been fully exposed after its alleged “plan of rigging” the NA-75 (Daska) by-polls were unsuccessful.

Maryam was speaking to the media in Jati Umra in Lahore before setting out to visit Daska to show her gratitude to the people for “how they gave respect to the vote […] and gave patrol [for security of the vote] to the last moment”.

“The plan of rigging they made using the administration and the police,” she said, had “failed badly” despite its implementation and the use of the “worst state terrorism” to enforce it. “This is a glaring thing that they used every tactic [available] and are now out in the open and stand exposed […] they should now know their standing in the eyes of the people.”

The NA-75 by-polls were marred by violence on Friday, with clashes between voters and police in multiple places, including polling stations and a police station at several times during the day. PML-N leaders and supporters accused authorities of preventing voters from casting their ballots. At least two people were killed and three others injured in a firing incident at a polling station. One of the victims was reportedly a member of the ruling PTI while the other belonged to the PML-N.