‘How long will Imran Khan remain ladla?’ asks FM Bilawal
Foreign Minister and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari took to his official Twitter account and questioned the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for the “special treatment” being meted out to PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In his tweet, Bilawal asked, “how long will Khan remain a ladla [favourite]”, adding that PPP candidates from Multan and Karachi are frustrated by the sudden postponement of the by-elections in select constituencies of Sindh and Punjab.
“How long will IK remain ladla? my Multan and Karachi candidates are frustrated by sudden postponement of by-elections. They are eager to start serving their constituents who have been left without representation for too long. no need to allow PTI to run away from elections at 11th hour,” the foreign minister tweeted.
Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to postpone the by-election to be held in 13 constituencies of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Polling in the following constituencies of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been postponed:
|1||NA-157, Multan IV||September 11|
|2||PP-139, Sheikhupra||September 11|
|3||PP-241, Bahawalnagar||September 11|
|4||NA-22, Mardan III||September 25|
|5||NA-24, Charsadda II||September 25|
|6||NA-31, Peshawar V||September 25|
|7||NA-45, Kurram I||September 25|
|8||NA 108, Faisalabad VIII||September 25|
|9||NA-118, Nankana Sahib II||September 25|
|10||NA-237, Malir II||September 25|
|11||NA-239, Korangi I||September 25|
|12||NA-246, Karachi I||September 25|
|13||PP-209, Khanewal VII||October 2|
The ECP said only the polling dates in the above-mentioned constituencies have been postponed, while all the other procedures and steps will be completed as per schedule.
The ECP will announce new dates for the polling as soon as it finds the availability of the law enforcement agencies’ personnel.