Pakistan

Fearing rigging, Imran turns his guns on ECP

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the Election Commission of Pakistan which rigged the 2013 general elections is again organizing polls in the country, ARY News reported.

The PTI rally is being held in Dongi Ground in Samanabad area of Lahore where PTI Chairman Imran Khan would address the party workers.

Addressing the crowd, Imran Khan said that the youth of Pakistan should know that the country was made for a reason. He added that Pakistan is the only state which was formed in the name of Islam.

“The basic principle of a country made in the name of Islam is justice”, Khan said.

The PTI Chairman said that preparations are underway in the party’s secretariat for the NA-122 Lahore by-elections.

He added that rigging does not take place in the elections that are held in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and there is no need for a polling agent in the province. He added that 53,000 votes casted in NA-122 during the general elections in 2013 were declared bogus.

The same Election Commission Punjab which rigged the elections is holding polls in NA-122 , he added.

“Chaudhry Sarwar is teaching our workers how to stop rigging on 11th October”, Khan said.

Imran Khan said that the youth should follow the election commission officials on motorcycles to ensure that rigging does not take place.

“Shahbaz Sharif remained Chief Minister of Punjab on stay order while Ayaz Sadiq remained the National Assembly Speaker on stay order for a year. PML-N should be renamed Stay-Order League”, he added.

There is no such thing as accepting defeat in PTI books, Khan added.

The PTI Chairman said that the per unit electricity price has been doubled whereas power outages are still being carried out in the country.

Imran Khan, quoting the let them have cake statement made by former French queen Mary Antoinette, said that the government does not know the problems of the people.

He added that the federal government is working on those projects through which they can earn commission. He also said that the rich do not pay their tax and the government earns money by taxing the poor.

Khan said that the taxation system has to be improved in the country.

“The country is poor because the system here is not right”, he added.

The PTI Chairman said that change can only come in the country when its rulers are not scared of accountability.

Jahangir Tareen claimed that he and Aleem Khan had come to defeat Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) but the party had “ran away”.

“Vote in the by-election on 11th October if you want to end inflation and want solutions to the problems of the country”, Tareen said.

Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed termed Lahore as the “Leningrad of Pakistan”. He added that no city can bring change into the country unless the historical city decides to bring one.

He added that a driver of Pakistan Television (PTV) pays more income tax than Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

“The by-election in NA-122 is being held because of Imran Khan’s sit-in in Islamabad”, Rasheed said.

Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar claimed that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should refrain from rigging the by-election in NA-122. 

Sarwar said that the nation will decide on 11th October that who will be the next prime minister of the country. 

Stringent security measures have been taken by the administration to provide security to PTI leaders in view of security threats.

Imran Khan, his wife Reham Khan alongwith several PTI leaders including Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar have reached the rally venue.

It may be noted here that the by-election would be held on October 11 in NA-122. Main contest will be held between PML-N’s Ayaz Sadiq and PTI’s Aleem Khan.

 

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