CECHS elections: Cooperative Deptt officials accused of rigging



Shamshad Mangat


Members of the cooperative department and the election commissioner allegedly committed rigging in the elections of the Civilian Employees Cooperative Housing Society (CECHS) held last month.

Sources said that partisan officers of the cooperative department had been deployed during the elections.

The sources claimed that Election Commissioner/ Magistrate Dr Faisal allegedly kept a mum against the rigging involving 1,156 votes.

The nephew of the presidential candidate, Ilyas Khan, was deployed as a member of the election commission, making the task easier for them, the sources claimed.

According to the sources, Administrator Waseem Ahmad Khan and the Election Commissioner Dr Faisal kept a mysterious silence against the alleged rigging and let the offenders carry out the task.

According to the society sources, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqat has ordered an inquiry against the alleged rigging on an application of presidential candidate Ansar Gondal.

An application has also been submitted to the deputy commissioner against the nomination of Ahsan Farid Memon, the nephew of Ilyas Khan, a member of the election commission, which it said was made for carrying out the rigging.

The sources claimed that Memon showed 4,417 votes as counted against the actual 3,261 votes in voters’ serial and allegedly rigged a total of 1,156 votes.

Elections were held on the premises of Sawan Garden, while the elections were held in F-8 Kachehri last year.

Talking to Daily Morning Mail, the Islamabad deputy commissioner said that he has received the application and ordered an inquiry into the matter. “Action will be taken after the inquiry report,” he said.




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