MUZAFFARABAD: A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) candidate in Mirpur district of Azad Jammu and also Kashmir (AJK) on Friday offered a task to the Returning Policeman (RO) worried pertaining to observance of the standard procedure for the forthcoming polls after a video– revealing federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Ameen Gandapur providing an undefined sum of money to a PTI protestor for repair work of a link road– produced uproar on social networks.
On July 4, Mr Gandapur and also his cupboard colleague Murad Saeed checked out Ganhair town on the borders of Dadyal in LA-1, Mirpur-I, where he provided cash to one Chaudhry Rasib, a PTI lobbyist, for fixing of the most dilapidated parts of a roadway after he was informed that a raving gush in the location would claim many lives in each gale because of the absence of a culvert. Chaudhry Azhar Sadiq, PTI’s candidate for the constituency, was present on the occasion.
” I am providing you money to boost at the very least 4 to 5 most dilapidated spots of the [link] roadway as a makeshift setup … Allah eager, when I drive through this roadway next time we will go across (the gush) with a culvert,” the priest was listened to as claiming in the video clip.
Government functionaries prevented from going to the constituency without prior intimation
As the clip went viral on social networks and also attracted a lot of objection from the rival events, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lodged a problem with RO Raja Shamraiz for activity versus Mr Sadiq and the preacher.
In a show-cause notification served on Mr Sadiq, the RO described the clip and also stated the preacher’s act “at his (Mr Sadiq’s) behest and also in his existence, prima facie totaled up to violation of the standard procedure which carried punishment of imprisonment/fine as well as might likewise render him disqualified to object to elections”.
Nonetheless, both Mr Sadiq as well as Mr Rasib showed up before the RO and also begged blameless in their statements.
Mr Rasib educated the RO that the preacher had seen Ganhair on his request because he wanted his aid for fixing of the review web link roadway. Continuing, he said the priest had provided him just Rs390,000 and also Mr Sadiq had nothing to do with it.
Mr Shamraiz told Dawn that Mr Rasib deposited the claimed amount with him as well as a decision regarding the cash would be made by the Election Commission, to which he had actually submitted a comprehensive report.
According to Mr Shamraiz, since the competing PML-N could not develop involvement of Mr Sadiq, he was provided a warning on Friday to make certain observance of the standard procedure in future.
The RO claimed he had likewise ruled that from now onwards no federal government functionary would certainly go to the constituency without previous intimation to the management and his (RO’s) office. This reporter made a number of attempts to get Mr Gandapur’s version on the incidents reported, however to no avail.
Mujeeb Khokhar, deputy director for media in his ministry, claimed he was not in a placement to make any type of discuss the issue due to the fact that he had been incapable to reach the preacher.