Khairpur incident: Sindh govt considers to hold jusdicial inquiry.
KARACHI NOV 01-2015:–Provincial Information Minister Nisar Khuhro expressing deep sorrow over the loss of life in the unfortunate incident at the ladies polling station No.2, Wisrio Wahan of UC Daraza Sharif, Khairpur District, has said that the ladies polling station had in fact been attacked by an armed group of outsiders belonging to District Sanghar. This group was headed by Ismail Shah of PML-(F). The local people belonging to the Junejo community retaliated the attack by the outsiders.
He clarified that the election contest was between a candidate of the local Junejo Community and the candidate of PML (F). Pakistan Peoples Party had not fielded its candidates in this UC except for district council.
According to the available information a heated argument started between the group of outsiders and men of Junejo Community at the polling station, resulting in the killing of the three local people. The Junejo Community retaliated by firing on the cars of the attackers which resulted in more deaths. It is noteworthy that six bodies of the outsiders were recovered from inside the premises of the ladies polling both.
The polling station was manned by 5 Policemen. However, Rangers patrol covering 5 polling stations was also patrolling the area. Bodies of 8 outsiders were taken to District Sanghar, where their last burial rites were performed.
Mr khuhro said that complaints of harassment and coercion of voters by unknown outsiders were being continuously received from different polling stations of Gambat, Ranipur since morning. The local administration with the help of law enforcing agencies had been diffusing tensions and avoiding any untoward incident. They had succeeded in restoring smooth conduct of the polling process at all these places. This tragic incident took place at around 3.30 in the afternoon when the overall conditions in the Districts were peaceful.
The Sindh government is considering writing Chief Justice Sindh High Court to conduct judicial inquiry into the incident.