The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has declared over 122,000 votes cast in constituency NA-154 Lodhran as “unidentified” besides disclosing that 728 persons cast their votes more than once.
This was revealed in a NADRA report which will be presented before an election tribunal in Multan on November 6 during the hearing of a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Tareen against alleged rigging in the constituency. Tareen had lost the General Elections 2013 which he had contested from NA-154.
Sources said that per the report, 218,000 votes were cast in NA-154 during General Elections 2013 out of which 122,553 votes have been declared “unidentified”, while 728 voters exercised their right to vote more than once.
The report states that only 73,000 votes have been verified so far while 189 votes were found to have been cast by people whose thumb impressions did not match the thumb impressions present in their records. Ballot boxes of 14 polling stations were not found available.