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Empty ballot boxes found in Pakistan as vote-rigging claims gather pace

In Sialkot, people found five empty ballot boxes near Kashmir Park in the Cantonment area

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Press Trust of India Karachi
Five empty ballot boxes and over a dozen papers have been found by the roadside in Pakistan's Karachi and Sialkot, raising suspicion over the poll body's claims of having conducted free and fair general elections.
A European Union team of election observers had concluded that Pakistan's general elections on July 25, won by Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with 116 seats, were eclipsed by "restrictions" on freedom of expression and an "unequal" opportunity for candidates to campaign.
Alleging poll rigging and threatening country-wide protests, a multi-party meeting which included the Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) has rejected the results and demanded

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 8:40 PM IST

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