Imran wants electoral rigging to be probed by SC, Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid

Published: November 6, 2014
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PTI chief Imran Khan says he wants an electoral probe by Justice retd Nasir Aslam Zahid within one month. PHOTO: AFP

PTI chief Imran Khan says he wants an electoral probe by Justice retd Nasir Aslam Zahid within one month. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Thursday announced that he would end his ongoing sit-in in case rigging allegations are not proved in an investigation conducted by the Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court should investigate the rigging allegations in one month under Justice retd Nasir Aslam Zahid. The PTI would end its sit-in if our allegations proven wrong,” Imran said while addressing his sit-in in Islamabad on its 85 day.

While making commitment of ending the sit-in, Khan also put a condition that “in case rigging is proved then resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should be ensured.”

In his speech, Khan also opposed the idea of making the idea of carving out new provinces in the country.

The PTI chairman also vowed to bring back the looted national money from the foreign backs after coming to power and to hold corrupt leaders accountable for their deeds.

Govt ready to resume talks with PTI

A day after the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf hinted at a way out of the political impasse, the government has said it is ready for talks, Radio Pakistan reported.

In a statement, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said that the government is ready for dialogue with PTI when and where they want.

He asked PTI chief Imran Khan to empower his Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi for holding talks with the government.

Rasheed added that they are ready to resume dialogue once Finance Minister Ishaq Dar returns.

Jirga to pave way for PTI, govt talks: Malik

Late on Thursday, Senator Rehman Malik said that the political jirga had will pave the way for talks between the government and Imran Khan.

In multiple tweets, Malik said that the jirga would review Imran’s proposal for ending the political impasse once the senator returns from his visit abroad.

Malik, who was part of the opposition’s political jirga, added that the jirga had played a positive role which had enabled Dr Tahirul Qadri to end his sit-in. Similarly, the jirga will continue its efforts to bring PTI and the government to the table again.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Reality Check
    Nov 6, 2014 - 11:32PM

    maybe someone should inform PTI of Article 225 of the constitution SC cannot go beyond its purview infact the last hearing by the CJ also gave credence to the fact that SC has no authority to probe so called election rigging and all that PTI submitted in court was mere allegations with nothing concrete to back it up
    I hope PTI or rather immy go home and stay home we need doers not talkers..
    Facta non verba

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  • sabi
    Nov 6, 2014 - 11:45PM

    Now go away and do some other stunts on some foreign land with ‘huge’ fan following.Here you will see nothing but rotten eggs and tomatoes.

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  • Rex Minor
    Nov 7, 2014 - 12:02AM

    Another politician in the waiting to replace the current paralised business man dynasty who are squandering country’s fortune by cash hand outs to persecuted individuals, displaced millions and thosands affected by natural disasters. The House of Saud has opened up branches in Lahore and Islamabad.

    Rex Minor

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  • sterry
    Nov 7, 2014 - 12:41AM

    Who res what Imran Khan wants. He has shown himself to be an immature person who cares about power at all costs without regard for the country’s well being. He has been exposed as a phony and the government should ignore people like him and Tahirul Qadri.

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  • Shahid Ahmed
    Nov 7, 2014 - 1:20AM

    Why investigation of rigging such a hot button for you guys (like realitycheck, sabi and others). Its a good opportunity for you guys to prove it wrong and IK will be politically dead.

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  • Hasan
    Nov 7, 2014 - 1:58AM

    First IK had COMPLETE Trust in Iftikhar Chaudhary, Then He had COMPLETE trust in Fakhru Bhai, then he had COMPLETE trust in current CJP Nasir Ul Mulk, and now he had COMPLETE Trust in Justice Nasir Aslam Zahid.

    New name at every stage of the way. How many U-Turn’s will he take?

    Also did anyone note, another one of PTI’s U-Turn. IK had claimed that transparent inquiry cannot be carried out under NS. NS must resign then order inquiry and today.

    While making commitment of ending the
    sit-in, Khan also put a condition that
    “in case rigging is proved then
    resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz
    Sharif should be ensured.”

    Isn’t this what Nawaz offered on day 1? I guess no-one is sincere to the cause. Its just politics after all.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Nov 7, 2014 - 3:25AM

    No, you are not in a position to demand anything. Keep on entertaining people of Islamabad.

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