ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan demanded that the Election Commission re-verify votes through thumb impression in four constituencies, and urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take action against returning officers who were involved in rigging during the May 11 polls, Express News reported.
Addressing PTI members who had gathered at D-chowk in Islamabad to protest against poll rigging, Imran said through a video link from Lahore, that it’s the duty of Chief Justice and Chief Election Commissioner to listen to the hue and cry of people who believe that results of 25 to 30 constituencies were manipulated.
“Listen to the people who are on the roads now. They want fingers prints’ verification in the constituencies where polls were rigged on elections day.”
The PTI chief said that it was the responsibility of the chief election commissioner to ensure free and fair elections and only the CJP had the power to take action against Returning Officers.
Imran alleged that returning officers had played their part in rigging. He was of the opinion that all political parties agreed that the elections were rigged as returning officers were involved in manipulating results on May 11.
“Returning officers were equally responsible for rigging in the 11th May polls.”