Organised rigging? No way, PML-N tells JC


In its reply submitted with the Judicial Commission (JC) probing alleged rigging in General Elections 2013, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has categorically rejected the allegations of organised rigging levelled by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

PML-N has said that as PTI had levelled rigging allegations, it would itself have to prove them and provide evidence. The reply further said that PML-N had won 129 seats and a whopping difference is there with reference to votes bagged by both the parties, therefore, it stands ruled out that any organised rigging was committed.

PML-N opposed the demand made by PPP for reopening of voting bags, saying that rigging cannot be proved through such steps. “We have already said that elections were held in fair and transparent manner and whosoever entertains suspicion to the effect that rigging has been done should present all evidences.”

Moreover, PPP presented a list of 65 constituencies before the JC that should be probed for rigging. In a reply submitted to the commission, PPP said concerned authorities should have no objection to recounting votes if they believe elections were not rigged.

PPP had earlier said it will not submit any rigging evidence and will solely rely upon the evidences to be presented by PTI.

Furthermore, Muhajir Qaumi Movement has presented a list of six witnesses in JC and has requested the commission to summon and cross examine them. In the reply and list filed yesterday, the party claimed that Muttahidda Qaumi Movement was involved in organised rigging and six people including former Election Commission secretary be summoned and reply be sought from them.


  1. Now that the CAT is out of the bag,the RATS will run for cover under legalistic definitions!

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