Islamabad protests: Joint Parliament session begins
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday accorded its approval to examination of record of NA-122, Lahore where National Assembly Speaker Ayyaz Sadiq defeated PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
Challenging the results, Khan had requested ECP to verify votes.
In a meeting presided over by acting Chief Election Commissioner Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali today, ECP decided to grant access of NA-122’s record to Imran Khan, who has been camping in Islamabad’s Red Zone against for over a month now.
In addition, ECP decided to set up modern record rooms in Islamabad and provinces and directed provincial election commissioners to start work on the project.
A man received head injuries as PTI workers fought at the sit-in venue in the federal capital.
Visibly perturbed over the chaos, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan kept asking the fighting youth from the stage not to fight each other at a time when police were arresting their comrades.
The workers turned a deaf year to the calls from the Kaptan and continued beating each other for reasons yet to be known.
As the government resorted to arresting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers including popular sound and lights operator DJ Butt, talks by both the protesting parties was suspended on Saturday.
The breakdown in talks at the month long mark has cast a shadow over the fragile stop-start negotiation process between the government and the protesting parties.
However, the government defended its crackdown on protesters, claiming only those people were being arrested who were involved in acts of violence including the attack on Pakistan Television Network building.