PTI's Firdous Shamim Naqvi booked for 'tampering with ballot boxes' during LG polls in Karachi.

KARACHI -- A first information report (FIR) was registered against PTI's Firdous Shamim Naqvi in Karachi for 'tampering with ballot boxes' at a polling station during the Jan 15 local government elections in the metropolis, it emerged on Tuesday.

Naqvi visited a polling station on Sunday and shared videos that showed him removing 'loose seals from ballot boxes'.

The provincial election commission took notice of Naqvi's video and termed his actions as 'illegal and against the code of conduct'.

The election commission had subsequently directed the officials concerned to expel the MPA from the polling station and to immediately submit a report on the matter.

In the latest development, the presiding officer, Asif Ali, had an FIR filed against Naqvi at the Soldier Bazaar Police Station on Monday.

The FIR, a copy of which is available with media, was registered under Section 172 (tampering with papers) of the Elections Act, 2017 and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) as well as 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

The complainant narrated in the FIR that he was performing his duty at Qazi Khuda Bux School located within the remit of Soldier Bazaar area where the PTI lawmaker arrived with an 'intent to tamper with ballot boxes'.

'I attempted to expel him from the polling station but he pushed and shoved me,' the FIR said.

According to the complainant, Naqvi left the polling...

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