ECP was involved in rigging 2013 general elections: Imran Khan

PTI chief questions why the POs and ROs acted illegally and opened ballot bags


Web Desk May 11, 2015
PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that the Election Commission of Pakistan itself was involved in rigging the 2013 general elections, Express News reported.

Addressing the media in Islamabad, Imran said the institutions are supposed to be independent under a democratic system.

"As soon as the investigation of NA-122 is completed, I will tell you whether the National Database and Registration Authority was pressurized or not," the PTI chief said.

Speaking about the report submitted by the election tribunal, Imran questioned as to why did the Presiding and Returning Officers act illegally and open ballot bags.

"It was not for anyone's benefit," Imran said.

With regards Saad Rafique’s decision in the SC, the apex court has only granted a stay for month.

Punjab’s former election commissioner, who supervised the 2013 general elections in the province, had admitted that the returning officers (ROs) did not adhere to the election commission’s formula for demanding extra ballot papers.

Read: Rigging investigations: Ex-election chief admits defying rules

While some ROs requested for only three percent extra ballot papers, in other cases the ROs asked for up to 30 percent more ballot papers than the total registered voters, said Mehboob Anwar while testifying before the Judicial Commission investigating allegations of organised rigging in the 2013 polls.

COMMENTS (10)

goodDeedsLeadTo | 6 years ago | Reply Don't support corrupt people. Nobody can deny NS and Zardari have ownership worth billions in various overseas destinations, and its a family ownership,money is laundered, no taxes paid on it,and no legal transaction exists to support how the money got out of the country. Have you ever thought, why the treasury is empty, rely on debts to the pay the bills, and how come NS, Zardari and their families and other top politicians have billions not only outside Pakistan, but also inside Pakistan. How much was their ownership when they came into the government, and how much they own now. This amount of this increase runs in billions of dollars. How many factories or assets they possessed when they came into government, and much they possess right now. see the difference and rest is common sense.
Ali Khan | 6 years ago | Reply So when the decision come as per his wishes, then ECP and Nadra are independent but when it come to the contrary then he say's these institutions were involved in rigging or under pressure. Khan sb log par likh saktay hain, apkay jhoot kai din zada nahi.
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