LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Central President Javed Hashmi said on Friday that Imran Khan would not withdraw his statements regarding rigging in the elections. Javed Hashmi was addressing an Iftar dinner at a local a hotel. Hashmi said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf would present a white paper regarding evidence of rigging in the general elections to the Supreme Court. “The present government has created so many new problems and the petition for change in the date of presidential elections was a part of this policy,” Javed Hashmi said. He alleged that the government had acted unconstitutionally. Hashmi urged the government to take all stakeholders on board while negotiating with the United States. Hashmi said that the provincial government was not serious about local government elections. The chief justice had taken notice of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf ’s demand for recount in four national assembly constituencies. Javed Hashmi alleged that a thorough investigation would expose massive rigging. Earlier, the Supreme Court had summoned Imran Khan on a contempt of court notice.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 3rd, 2013.