DASKA: NA 75, Daska has become the forefront of the political war between the ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) and the opposition party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN).
Polling is underway for the election which represents a hotly contested battle between Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar of the PMLN and Ali Asjad Malhi of the PTI.
Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar has been travelling to different polling station to ensure transparency and fairness in the election.
On the other hand, PTI’s Ali Asjad Malhi shared a video of PTI workers blocking PMLN MPA Zeeshan Rafiq from entering NA 75.
Violence had marred the NA-75 by-election (Daska) which had taken place on February 19, before the 2021 Senate Election, as firing incidences took the lives of two people and injured a few.
Meanwhile, the two rival political factions had blamed each other for ruining the voting process by generating violence, after which the Election Commission of Pakistan ordered re-polling in the entire Daska constituency.
PML-N candidate exclusive conversation with The Pakistan Daily
Talking about her campaign with The Pakistan Daily, Syeda Nosheen Iftikhar, the daughter of former MNA and senior PML-N leader Syed Iftikhar-ul-Hassan, said, “All is going well. Our people are very charged. Our voters are loitering for April 10 [polling day] and to cast vote.”
She pointed out the women voters and said that they are having the same stance about our win and we will win with great lead.
Responding to a question about the usage of state machinery this time, the female candidate said: “The longing is that nothing to this extent will transpire, and I ween ECP will strictly monitor it.”
Giving message to the ruling rival party, PTI, she said: “The people had previously been suffered for the final time what you have planned for. And now you [should] eschew it and everyone else acknowledge that the present elections are going to be held anew for the people. So guard it and let the people render their droit and not harass them.”
“These people are my strength and my first priority,” she said. “I want Daska, like other cities in Pakistan, to have better health, education wise at the top of their list, along with development work.”