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Polling process for by-elections in Punjab remained peaceful, says Rana Sanaullah

Polling process for by-elections in Punjab remained peaceful, says Rana Sanaullah
July 17, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Minister for Interior Rana Sanaullah Khan has said that the polling process in Punjab remained peaceful and no complaint was received either from candidates or citizens.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said that some clashes were reported outside only 14 out of over 3100 polling stations across Punjab. “A private company was involved in the incident of violence in Muzaffargarh against which action has been timely taken and its operation has been suspended. A high level inquiry will also be conducted in this regard.”

The interior minister said that no violation of election commission's rules or regarding management was reported.

He also appreciated the police, Rangers, armed forces personnel and election commission staff for peaceful execution of the polling process. “Turnout in by-elections is usually not more than 25 to 30 percent but this time it has been recorded above 40 percent.”