Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday said that his party would announce its future line of action about the alleged rigging in the general election 2013 at its ‘dharna convention’ to be held on January 18. Speaking at a press conference, Imran Khan said that his party would announce its next course of action on January 18.
“If the government failed to set up Judicial Commission till January 18, we would take to the streets and it would be really impossible for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to move forward,” he said. About an inquiry report on vote verification of NA-122, Imran Khan said the commission has pointed out that there were 34,376 bogus votes in total. PML-N got hundreds of thousands ballot papers printed from Urdu Bazaar Lahore during the last three days before the elections, he said.
He said that 128 polling stations did not have Form 14 and Form 15. Voting bags were not sealed in 28 polling stations, which is a violation of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) rules, he added. However, he said that his party would not hinder the process of counter-terrorism in the country.
Imran Khan also said that those involved in vote rigging should be charged under Article 6 of the Constitution. The people responsible for rigging are the enemies of the state and should be given exemplary punishment, he said. He said that there is no use of holding elections in the present situation. PTI chief said that his party had ended its sit-in at D-Chowk following a militants attack on a school in Peshawar. He alleged that the ROs and presiding officers during the 2013 general elections were backed by the then caretaker government. The report of the commission proves that rigging occurred during the last general elections, he added. The PTI chairman said the investigations of the judicial commission would tell the people of the country that the government in power does not have the mandate. He was accompanied by Jahangir Tareen and Shah Mehmood Qureshi.