Sethi involved in 70 punctures, not just 35: Khan

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After terming party’s 35 punctures allegation against Najam Sethi as “political talk”, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the former caretaker Punjab chief minister had a much larger role in rigging.

“We did not contest the allegation in judicial commission because our captain of the team, Abdul Hafeez Peerzada said there were 70 and not just 35 punctures,” said the PTI chief while speaking to media in Karachi.

Khan argued that those who informed him of 35 punctures; Murtaza Poya and Dr Ijaz in London, had not backed out of their claims.

The PTI chairman was of the view that Sethi had himself accepted that in the last 10 days of him being the caretaker CM, orders were being taken from Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif directly.

“What use do the caretaker governments have if orders were being taken from elsewhere,” said Khan.

He reiterated his stance that Sethi was “rewarded” for his role in alleged rigging in 2013 general elections, referring to Sethi being made the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman twice and his niece being made an MPA of the Punjab Assembly on a reserved seat. Sethi was also given a tax write-off worth Rs15 million, Khan added.