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  1. We hope and this time around, ROs will not repeat the trick which they played in manipulating the election results in many parts of the country in 2013. Also remember, we will not tolerate any such conspiracy to manipulate election results like it happened in last elections. I would rather suggest all the officers posted in Chitral should be posted out ahead of elections as it is the only way out to ensure free and fair elections. If elections are held under the current set up, the supporters of particular parties may again succeed in rigging the election like it happened in 2013. A large of bags were missing when an election tribunal ordered recounting of votes due to which an outgoing MPA who had won the polls with a margin of mere seven votes. The reason why it became possible was because he had a henchman in the district administration despite an innocent look on his face. The official in question is still present in the district but luckily he is no longer in a position to manipulate the election results. But even then a stitch in time saves nine.
    Footnote: A senior retired military official is reportedly flexing muscles to stand in the elections despite the fact that politics is not his cup of tea. He should rather open a cadet college to make a living as well as to kill his time.