Rawalpindi - The PML-N candidates contesting local government election in Rawalpindi and Chaklala boards have accused PTI candidates and supporters of tearing their (PML-N) posters and banners in many areas to dent their political repute.

Such negative and unethical acts of opponents cannot dishearten voters of PML-N and the ruling party would sweep April 25 elections, they added. However, the PML-N candidates and elected representatives put their weight behind demand of PTI for deputing Pakistan Rangers in elections. They rebuffed pre-poll rigging allegations levelled by PTI candidates.

“After fruitless tours of Haleema Khan, Abrar-ul-Haq and Fauzia Kasuri, now PTI candidates and supporters are befooling the voters by announcing that Imran Khan will visit the area in a bid to woo voters,” they said.  These views were expressed by MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Ayaz and PML-N candidates including Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Raja Jahandad, Haji Zafar Iqbal, Sajid Mehmood, Raja Irfan Imtiaz and Malik Azhar Naheem while talking to The Nation on Tuesday. They said that the deployment of Rangers was much important to avoid any mishap on election day. They said that PTI candidates and supporters were foreseeing their shameful defeat in elections that was why they were engaging in tearing their posters and banners.

“Despite all this, PML-N will sweep April 25 elections in Rawalpindi and Chaklala cantonment boards,” claimed Hafiz Hussain Ahmed Malik. He said that PML-N was the only party which could solve all the basic issues of the people. He said that a hospital would be established in Chuhur Chopal to provide adequate medical facilities to the poor.

Former MPA Ch Muhammad Ayaz said that the Punjab government was committed to serving the people at their doorstep. He said that the government had allocated a total of 1,200 kanals of land for graveyard in Dhamial Rakh. Other candidates also pledged that they would take all possible steps to bring change in the lives of the poor. Meanwhile, top leadership of PML-N in Rawalpindi including Senator Chaudhry Tanvir Ali Khan, MNA Malik Abrar and ex-MPA Chaudhry Ayaz would address a mammoth public gathering scheduled to be held today (Wednesday) at Jhawra in connection with electioneering of Raja Irfan Imtiaz.