Islamabad, May 12: Election Commission of Pakistan postponed election in NA-38 constituency of Kurram Agency due to bad law and order situation in the area, FRC learnt.
As per details the decision was taken by ECP few hours ahead of start of polls. The security forces have been engaged fighting the miscreants for the past four days in the respective constituency. However the electoral process remained peaceful in the other constituency of the agency i.e NA 37.
Kurram Agency comprises of two constituencies i.e NA 37 and NA 38.
The operation against extremists disrupted the peace of the areas. In light of these developments the Election Commission of Pakistan come up with the decision of postponement of election on NA-38 to avoid any major human loss during the process.
Meanwhile various incidents of firing in the agency have reportedly claimed four lives.
In another development from North Waziristan Agency, hard line Taliban issued a number of warnings to the female of the area debarring them from exercising their right of franchise. These threats announcements were made by using loudspeakers from mosques on the night between Saturday and Sunday (the day of Poll).
Before such threats were made the area Taliban distributed a number of Pamphlets warning the people to stay away from the polling booths.
Also Wana Taliban headed by Sillah Ud Din Ayubi in an unprecedented move allowed the tribal women of South Waziristan agency to cast their votes on the day of poll but he conditioned it with proper ‘purdah’ arrangements in polling stations for female.
However some unfavorable circumstances erupted on female polling station in Dabkot area of tehsil Wana which consequently led its closure.
FRC Field Reporter Ali Afzal Afzaal contributed from Kurram Agency