TANDO MOHAMMAD KHAN: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has called a shutterdown strike today (Thursday) in Tando Mohammad Khan to protest Election Commission’s disqualification of Waheeda Shah for hitting female polling officers during PS-53 by-election, Geo News reported.

Business activities in the city were closed while thin transport was observed on the roads. Additional troops of security forces were deployed in the affected areas to maintain peace.

On February 25, Waheeda Shah had slapped Presiding Officer Habiba Memon and Assistant Presiding Officer Shagufta Memon in a polling station of PS-53 Tando Muhammad Khan in the presence of a DSP.

In a landmark verdict, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had disqualified PPP’s candidate for two years and declared her election in PS-53 Tando Muhammad Khan null and void.