PTI unveils 2000-page white paper over polls rigging
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan, released his party’s white paper consisting of 2,000 pages over alleged rigging during the May 11 general elections.
Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, the PTI chief said that if the Election Commission of Pakistan failed to conduct free, fair and transparent by-elections, then the commission would itself be responsible for the consequences.
Imran Khan said that his party was not prepared for any alleged rigging during the May 11 general elections as the election process was conducted under an independent judiciary and the Election Commission of Pakistan.
He said that 400 petitions were filed in the election tribunals over rigging in the general elections, adding that out of aforementioned petitions 64 were filed by his party.
“We are not the only party which said that rigging took place during the elections.”
Khan termed the role of some Returning Offices (RO) during the general elections as shameful, stating that one RO had admitted to corruption during the polling process.
The PTI Chief further said that his party accepted the results of the general elections and did not want re-polling, but in order to correct the electoral system, he said that the Supreme Court should scrutinize the results of only four constituencies.
“We want democracy to flourish in the country,” Khan said.
Khan pointed out that Nawaz Sharif had delivered his victory speech at 10:30pm when vote count was still 15 percent done.
He said that PTI would confront rigging attempts if electoral system was not fixed before the next elections.