NADRA will release report exposing ‘rigging’ in NA-122: Imran Khan

Says his party will initiate criminal proceedings against returning officers (ROs) involved in rigging


Web Desk May 06, 2015
PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Days after an election tribunal ordered re-polling in Lahore's NA-125 constituency, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said NADRA will release a report on rigging in NA-122 within a week.

After meeting NADRA chairman in Islamabad on Wednesday, Imran read out points from the “pre-scan” report issued by the authority.

“While voter list has disappeared from 24 polling stations, there were duplicate serial numbers in 30 of them,” he said, adding prescribed serial number booklets were not found in 50 polling stations.

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Imran added that the judge will give his verdict once NADRA provides the report after fingerprint verification of votes cast in NA-122.

“There will be no democracy in the country if we don’t hold free and fair elections,” he said.

The PTI chief added that his party will “initiate criminal proceedings against returning officers (ROs) who let ‘rigging’ happen in front of them, and did not do anything”.

Read: Hold election officers accountable before re-elections in NA-125, Imran asks ECP

When asked if he was pressurising NADRA, he said, if he was doing so, it was only so that justice will be served in the country.

On December 8 an election tribunal allowed the petition of PTI chief Imran Khan and constituted a commission to probe into the alleged rigging in NA-122, the constituency from where National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was elected.

NADRA chairman denies giving report to Imran

Nadra chairman Usman Mobin on Wednesday denied he had shared a report on NA-122 with PTI chairman Imran Khan, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, he clarified that the PTI chief had visited him at the Nadra Headquarters seeking information about the report on NA-122. However, Mobin said that the report is sealed and that neither the report, nor any part of it was shared with Imran.

The Nadra chief added that there was no pressure on the organisation from the government.

COMMENTS (6)

salman | 6 years ago | Reply Just to clarify, IK never said nadra chairman gave him any report. IK was referring to prescan report which is with his and ayaz sadiq's lawyers since mid April. The article even clearly states IK was referring to prescan report Et please publish for clarity sake.
Usman | 6 years ago | Reply @raider: Don't bother with people like Fiza, literate and well to do Punjabis who vote for PMLN only do so because: 1.) They are electricity thieves 2.) They are gas thieves 3.) They are tax cheats 4.) They got their jobs through nepotism (sifarish) 5.) They are ghost workers (never show up for duty, and still collect pay) 6.) They are corrupt 7.) They steal from their jobs 8.) They are land grabbers 9.) They are encroachers 10.) They dont submit Sales Tax 11.) They are smugglers 12.) They sell counterfeit,fake goods and medicine 13.) They are polluters The people who are educated and support PMLN are never going to support truth, honesty and righteousness. don't waste your time with them. convince the masses, who vote for PMLN out of habit
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