Election commission members refute Imran Khan's allegations

Published: August 11, 2014
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They refuted allegations that ballot papers were printed through private contractors or that even excess ballot papers were printed.

They refuted allegations that ballot papers were printed through private contractors or that even excess ballot papers were printed.

KARACHI: After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Monday accused the Election Commission for rigging in the May 2013 elections, members of the commission refuted the accusations, Express News reported.

Additional Secretary Election Commission and provincial commissioners including Tariq Qadri, Mahboob Anwer and Sher Afgan addressed a press conference in Karachi on Monday evening stating that conducting elections was the commission’s constitutional responsibility.

They refuted allegations that ballot papers were printed through private contractors or that even excess ballot papers were printed.

They said that there was no question of extra ballot papers being printed, which were printed by a governmental organisation. They added that the provincial election commission did even add one extra ballot paper.

Qadri, whom Khan had accused of meeting with Pervez Malik, said he did not know anyone of that name.

He added that he was only temporarily transferred to Punjab.

Anwer said that Justice (retd) Riaz Kiani never asked them to do anything illegal.

They also refuted Khan’s accusations of Ishtiaq Ahmed getting two extensions as a reward.

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  • Malveros
    Aug 11, 2014 - 11:57PM

    Imran Khan is just turning into a pathological liar.

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  • Usman
    Aug 12, 2014 - 1:52AM

    @Malveros
    Don’t label your quality to others

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  • Naeem Khan Manhattan,Ks
    Aug 12, 2014 - 3:53AM

    It is the same election commission under whose watch there was no magnetic ink delivered to several polling stations, some of the polling stations in Sindh had no one showed up at the polling stations to supervise the polling. Perhaps they could enlighten the populace if any polling officer or any officer who was suppose to be there at the polling station were prosecuted for neglect of duty or switching the magnetic ink. They lack credibility, we already know that in some constituencies there was massive rigging and they were caught on camera doing it, so therefore I would rather take IK’s words than these guys who has no credibility. Wait till NS government is gone and these same people will be singing different tune then, I say if the allegations of rigging are proved in the court then these same very people should be prosecuted and sent to jail for some tim

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  • Javed
    Dec 3, 2014 - 2:15AM

    @Malveros, now elections commission has accepted Khan’s claim of printing extra ballets, now you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • Malveros
    Dec 4, 2014 - 3:48AM

    @Javed:
    Do u have any clue what u are talking about. Extra ballot papers is the norm and they are printed under military supervision from time immemorial. Get it ?

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