Elahi moves LHC against ‘harassment of voters, polling agents’

Thursday, Apr 18, 2024

LAHORE: Senior PTI leader and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi moved the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday against the harassment of his voters and polling agents ahead of the by-elections scheduled for April 21.

The Election Commission, Gujrat Police and others were made respondents in the petition moved by Elahi.

The petitioner maintained that he is contesting the by-election from PP-32 and his supporters and family members are being harassed by the police.

“My lawyers were also harassed at the time of filing the nomination papers. The returning officer and police are supporting my opponent, while the code of conduct issued by the Election Commission is also being violated in the constituency,” Elahi said in the petition.

He also accused Provincial Minister Chaudhry Shafay Hussain of running the election campaign of his opponent. The petitioner prayed the court to direct the officials not to harass his voters and polling agents.

Elahi also appealed to the court to direct the officials to provide Form 45 and 46 to the polling agents during the election process.