Monday, June 1, 2015

Tale of missing forms in Elections 2013

By Rashid Zia Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)
Form 15 were mysteriously found missing from 1298 electoral bags of of 610 polling stations of District Shaheed Benazirabad.  
According to informed sources, on the directive of Judicial Commission  bags of election 2013 for two national and five provincial assembly seats were opened under the supervision of District and Sessions Judge, Mushtaque Ahmed Kalhoro . 
It was revealed that Form 15 were not present in hundreds of bags and the sources added  that for  NA-213 and NA-214 and  PS-24, 25, 26, 27, 28 Form-15 were missing in 551 out of 1,298 bags . 
The record showed that out of 316 bags of NA-213 Form 15 was missing in 107 bags while out of 333 bags of NA-214 there was no Form 15 in 148 bags. 
It was  disclosed that in PS-24, 76 bags in PS-25, 48 bags, in PS-26, 56 bags, in PS-27, 64 bags and in PS-28 52 bags were found without  Form 15 . 
The sources informed that a comprehensive report with regard to examination of these bags has been sent to the  Registrar of the Sindh High Court.