Khan gives three-day deadline for vote recount



Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday presented his demands before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and asked they be accepted within three days.

In a recorded message played before the media in Lahore, Khan said they were demanding a recount in four constituencies, but the election commission should verify the votes with fingerprints.

“Recounting without finger prints verification will be a useless exercise,” he said.

NADRA has all the sources to verify the voters’ lists, Khan said.

He said the party had reservations over the results of 25 National Assembly seats.

He said he was willing to move on, but the rigging issue still needed to be resolved to satisfy protesters who had taken to streets.

Khan said it was the duty of the Election Commission to listen to the complaints of the people, adding otherwise people would lose faith in the democratic process.

“We demand the ECP investigate rigging allegations in 25 constituencies.”

“We will move an application to the ECP, seeking vote re-count in four seats along with finger prints verification.”

Protesters in Karachi and Lahore have been demonstrating since May 12 against the results of the general elections. The protesters allege that rigging took place and polling at some stations was purposely delayed.

The PTI chief said despite having differences over several issues, he would work with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif to resolve the issues confronted by the country.

Khan said terrorism was one of the most vital issues that needed resolution.

“I spoke to General Ashfaq Kayani as well. We all want solutions to these problems.”

Khan said following the polls results, the party had got the opportunity to make Khyber Pakhtunkhwa a modern province.

He added that his party would play the role of a genuine opposition in the National Assembly.