PML-N announces to protest against alleged rigging


RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) on Thursday threatened protest demonstration against alleged rigging and thanked the people of Rawalpindi for supporting the party.

The party along with other measures will also approach the court against alleged rigging in the recently-held general elections. The threat was given at a press conference held at PML-N central office in NA-62. Senator Chaudhry Tanvir, Senator Tahira Aurangzeb, PML-N Rawalpindi President Sardar Naseem Khan and others were among the speakers.

Senator Tanvir said that the PML-N thanks the people for their support but it was regrettable that people’s mandate was stolen. He said that it was an organized rigging and the candidates were not allowed to go inside at the time of counting.

No one was informed at the time of ceiling and opening of the ballet boxes, he said. An armed person was standing by at every box, he said. He said that the issue of form-45 was in the observation of everyone. Like the past, every candidate grabs vote, he said. In 2000 elections, Sheikh Rasheed grabbed few votes, in 2008, he grabbed only 15,000 votes and ECP confiscated his security fee whereas NA-62 candidate Barrister Daniyal bagged over 91,000 votes.

Senator Tanveer said they were collecting proofs and would soon challenge the credibility of the elections. He said if MPA votes turn out was high then why MNA turn out was low. Sardar Naseem strongly condemned the alleged rigging in the elections. He said that they had won but workers didn’t allow to go inside the polling station.