PESHAWAR: The women polling agents at NA-30 Peshawar, from where Arbab Alamgir of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was contesting elections, have alleged that they had not been paid the promised remuneration after the poll duty.

The Arbab family had assigned the duty of women polling agents to 150 women in the 25 July elections. However, when the polling agents came to receive their remuneration the next day, the Arbab family instead of giving Rs4,000 each to the agents, as settled, offered only Rs1,000 to each agent. The polling agents refused to take Rs1,000 and returned empty handed. They said they came to the polling station on their own arrangement and were not paid for transport charges. They demanded the Arbab family to fulfil its commitment and pay them the agreed amount.

Arbab Alamgir, his wife Asma Alamgir and son Zarak Khan had contested the 25 July polls, but all of them were defeated.