PTI to hold APC on fraudulent polls


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab Organizer Chaudhary Sarwar on Wednesday announced to gather all opposition parties on one platform to initiate a struggle against the perpetrators of the fraudulent LG elections.

Talking to media persons at his office, the PTI leader said that an All Parties Conference would be called after December 5. He announced that campaign for the third phase of local government elections in Rawalpindi would commence from November 27.

PTI plans to hold public meetings at more than 200 places before election day on December 5, he added. He said that PTI would also strive to ensure that the Punjab government gives due powers to the local government representatives. He said that PTI had been successful in organising and strengthening the party at union council level. He demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should learn from its mistakes and ensure fair elections in the third phase.

Sarwar said that the PTI Punjab would run aggressive campaigns for the third phase of by-elections in Rawalpindi, Khushaab, Narowal, Sialkot and other districts. He further said that PTI would hold more than 200 public meetings, rallies and corner meetings in all union councils. These public meetings would be addressed by the respective district organisers and other office-bearers besides himself, Sarwar said.

Chaudhry Sarwar said that rulers had always tried to escape from holding the local government elections but the efforts of PTI compelled it to organise the elections. He said the incumbent rulers were still following a “one-man show” mindset but that PTI would force them to devolve powers to the newly elected public representatives. Otherwise, he said, the local government representatives would not be able to solve people’s problems. He said the masses would feel stronger if institutions were strengthened.