Rigging in polls: Ex-ECP official hands ‘evidence’ to Imran

Kanwar Dilshad provides PTI chief documentary evidence, in form of a brief paper

Inp August 10, 2014


Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) former secretary Kanwar Dilshad has reportedly handed over documentary evidences of the alleged rigging in the May 11, 2013 general elections to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

According to sources, the former secretary on Saturday met with Imran in Islamabad and gave him the documentary evidences, which he has compiled in the form of a brief paper.

According to the document, a cell was allegedly set up under former Supreme Court judge Khalilur Rehman Ramday to rig the elections. It alleges that the cell had also the secret support of former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry while former IGP Punjab Rana Maqbool was also a part of it.

According to Kanwar Dilshad, junior judges were appointed as returning officers to ensure rigging. However, according to sources, the document doesn’t offer any solid evidence. Interestingly, after the polls, the PTI had not filed any written complaint against the returning officers in the high courts.

Kanwar Dilshad has served as ECP’s secretary during the 2002 general elections and General Pervez Musharraf’s referendum. He also served as the head of a consultation group formed in 2013 for electoral reforms following Dr Tahirul Qadri’s long march against the former government. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2014.


Ali | 7 years ago | Reply @JB The point is PTI is unable to complete a bridge how can they do anything more. Also the electricity woes were passed on to PMLN by PPP and will take time to resolve. On this front at least the government is trying to initiate power projects on a war footing. PMLN has been running punjab again since 2008 and have done much more than any other government. Bridges and metro bus are not the only measures for success, they have been able to stabilize $ at 99 from close to around 110, attract commitments for power projects from China. In realization of their efforts Moodys has upgraded Pakisrans rating to stable. What has IK done jack. What about his 90 day promises. Why doesnt he gets his kids enrolled in KPK to start with. Only a few days ago PTI MPA was booted for rigging. Take that!!!!
Jawaid | 7 years ago | Reply

This Dilshad was part of the rigging team commissioned by Mush under Maj Gen Ehtesham Zamir. Now this shameless comes up with a drama. At least this shows who is really behind the Imran-Qadri brigade.

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