Islamabad: Workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) today protested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar’s visit to polling station , during Islamabad’s first ever local government election.

The PML-N activists chanted slogans against the PTI and demanded to stop polling. They were of the view that PTI’s member of the National Assembly (MNA) has carried out “rigging” by visiting the polling station . Asad Umar left the polling station after PML-N workers staged protest. 

Talking to media, Umar criticized the government, saying that it should have announced a public holiday on the Election Day so that more voters could use their right to vote. He said that the election should have been held on Sunday instead of a working day. The PTI leader also censured Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not extending the polling time.