Grand Opp alliance to move resolutions against ‘rigging’ in NA


ISLAMABAD: The grand opposition alliance on Thursday decided to move resolutions in the parliament against alleged rigging carried out in the July 25 general elections.

Protest rallies were carried out on the second consecutive day in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta, in which the protesters demanded the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) to step down from his post.

In Karachi, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Awami National Party (ANP) also staged a sit-in outside the Election Commission’s office.

A protest was also organised in front of the ECP office in Peshawar, while a rally was organised by the grand opposition alliance from Railway Station to ECP office in Quetta.

It is pertinent to note that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former leader of opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah had hinted at forming a parliamentary commission against the alleged rigging in the polls.

Various opposition parties have agreed on the formation of parliamentary commission over alleged rigging after detailed consultation. According to the new strategy, the grand opposition alliance has decided to move resolutions in the parliament against alleged rigging, in which an investigation would be demanded from the Senate and National Assembly.

The alliance will also show power for the passage of resolutions.