ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has taken notice of the protest of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against rigging during the by-election in PP-150.
The ECP has decided to hear the PTI’s petition seeking a recount in PP-150 and summoned all candidates who contested for the seat on August 28.
The PTI continues its protest against alleged rigging and party leaders and workers are staging a sit-in outside the Punjab Assembly. According to reports, PTI workers assaulted members of the press during the protest.
On Saturday, several party leaders and workers had been arrested during a police crackdown on their protest camp on Mall Road. The police claimed protests could not be held in the area due to the imposition of Section 144. Later, those arrested were released and they continued their protest on Mall Road. The protest ended when party leadership decided to continue it from Monday.