LAHORE, Pakistan: Only a day before the general election, three bags full of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) were found in a garbage dump in Shafiqabad locality of the city, Pakistani media outlet Geo News reported.
The police authorities said that the bags were discovered by trash pickers in the early hours of Tuesday and upon inquiry, it was found that the CNICs belonged to locals of the area.
The area falls under the NA-125 constituency of Lahore from where Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Yasmin Rashid is contesting the election against Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz’s Waheed Alam.
Yasmin Rashid said they have sent their lawyers to the Shafiqabad police station to inquire about the cards that have been discovered, claiming this may constitute as pre-poll rigging.
The police have taken the bags into custody and have launched an inquiry into the incident.
Later in the day, a two-member NADRA team reached the Shafiqabad police station and launched an inquiry into the incident.