*PTI chief says JI should support PTI’s struggle against electoral rigging if it is committed to enforcing Islamic principle of justice
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Thursday that Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) should “stop playing on both sides of the wicket” and tell the people of Pakistan if it is pro-change or pro-status quo.
In a statement, Khan said that JI chief Sirajul Haq’s failure to recognise the “injustice” committed in 2013 general elections despite a “national political consensus that the polls were systematically rigged” puts a question mark on Haq’s commitment to implement the Islamic principle of justice.
“Haq talks about the need to enforce Islamic laws but is unwilling to support PTI’s fight for the basic Islamic principle of justice as enshrined in PTI’s struggle against rigging, theft of electoral mandate and the muk muka tactics of the corrupt and decadent rulers, ” said Khan.
In a statement, Khan reminded the JI chief that massive irregularities and systematic rigging was uncovered in all constituencies opened to probe electoral rigging.
“Ballot box stuffing and fake votes were uncovered in three constituencies, NA-154, NA-125 and NA-118. Massive vote fraud has been proven in six polling stations of PP-147,” asserted Khan.
“That is why National Assembly (NA) Speaker Ayaz Sadiq is using delay tactics to prevent verification of votes in his constituency, NA-122.”
Khan regretted that Haq has hitherto chosen to club PTI with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), adding that it is a “violation of justice” as he (Khan) has no assets or funds abroad nor are any cases registered against him unlike the chairmen of PML-N and PPP.
Earlier, JI chief Haq had called PTI and PML-N two sides of the same coin and urged Imran Khan to show flexibility in his stance on election rigging.
It seems JI is after the voters/supporters of PTI in KPK. It will be a big mistake of JI as they did in the past during 2013 elections when N-league ditched JI on seat adjustment. PTI was ready to seat adjustment but JI made the same mistake of trying to negotiate seat adjustment with both PTI and PML-N. I hope JI will learn from the past mistakes as PTI is a reliable partner as compared to PML-N.
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