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Senate's body show apprehensions on removing Levies from Baluchistan's constituencies.

ISLAMABAD -- Senate Standing committee on Interior and Narcotics control Thursday took serious notice of removal of Levies forces from numerous constituencies of Balochistan province.

The senate body summoned chief secretary Balochistan in the next meeting to explain reasons behind the alleged withdrawal.

Meanwhile, senators Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hassani and Yousaf Baloch expressed concerns over alleged rigging in the general elections 2013 in Balochistan.

Senator Hassani said that only ten percent ballot cast was free and fair, while ninety per cent bogus votes were polled in the province. He requested to the senate body that Home Secretary and Inspector General Balochistan should be summoned to explain possibility of rechecking of thumb impressions of the voters.

He disclosed before the committee that Interim Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai has allegedly helped few candidates during their election campaign.

Moreover, Senator Mukhtar Ajaz Dhamra of Pakistan People Party (PPP) said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz denying mandate of Sindh province, whereas, PPP has accepted mandate of all political and religious parties with open heart. He smelled conspiracies to change governorship of the Sindh province.

Senator Shahi Syed of Awami National Party (ANP) accepted defeat in the general elections saying that PML-N, PTI, JI and JUI-F allegedly accusing rigging in Karachi polls at the same time when Talibans expressed soft corner for them.

He added that the deployed army was not observed in single constituency of the Karachi.

Meanwhile, Senator Parvez Rashid of PML-N said that results of general elections 2013 were largely accepted. European Union has clarified that 90 per cent ballot cast in the country was free and fair.

He lauded efforts of the ANP for participating in the democratic process as ANP was on hit list of the Taliban faction.

He added that NADRA should brief the committee before going to rechecking of finger prints of the voters.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:May 17, 2013
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