ECP was involved in rigging 2013 general elections: Imran Khan

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

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.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • raider
    May 11, 2015 - 1:08PM

    yes , no other than election commission could print extra ballot papers and hire 200 men from urdu bazar just two days before election,Recommend

  • May 11, 2015 - 1:45PM

    You can Disagree with IK – But Lets trial PRs / ROs and VOTERS CASTE REPEATED VOTES FIRST. Otherwise you are not a TRUTH SEEKER and you may be the beneficiary of this CORRUPT SYSTEM.

  • Ranjha
    May 11, 2015 - 2:11PM

    Amazing man and and a true role model. Continues the fight despite all odds, the junta, the status quo, the political parties all arrayed against him in their desperate attempt to hold on to the state cows they are milking!

    Godspeed Imran!Recommend

  • Khaptaan
    May 11, 2015 - 3:20PM

    She should say once and for all that people of Pak were involved in rigging because they rejected him! I think we should stop bothering this greedy clown..Recommend

  • raider
    May 11, 2015 - 3:48PM

    i and you better know his greed and even world over he is known for his greed, thank you for admonishing us, peoples should also talk about his money stashed in London and Dubai and his palaces world over even at places liable to be called not less than fairy lands, he enjoyed so many times perks and privileges and so many executive posts due to having hand in gloves with establishment, he even accused of nepotism, so many members of family are working at important position of his party, public should take take notice of his factories and manufacturing units by money fetched using his repute and money looted from national Exchequer, no reason left not to reject him , thank you dear, peoples like you which continue to call spade a spade is needed by Pakistan Recommend

  • Click
    May 11, 2015 - 4:40PM

    He will decide if nadra was pressurised. Because of verdict comes in his favour, “they were not pressurised” if against him, “they were pressurized” Recommend

  • z
    May 11, 2015 - 4:47PM

    Niazi is just looking for a face saving!, he knows he remained unable to provide evidences to the commission. so he have to say something. Nothing can save him. People of Pakistan are waiting for the commission report and InshaAllah niazi will have to answer for the economic damages he done to the country and wasted precious time.
    Be generous Insafi trolls and ask your lord to answer Akber S Babar at the same time.Recommend

  • z
    May 11, 2015 - 4:58PM

    @Khaptaan, well done, Bless You.Recommend

  • Ali Khan
    May 11, 2015 - 9:42PM

    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.Recommend

  • goodDeedsLeadTo
    May 11, 2015 - 9:47PM

    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. Recommend

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