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Electoral reforms a trick to steal elections: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

18 Nov, 2021
Sahid Khaqan Abbasi said that electronic voting machines have failed across the world. Photo courtesy: Associated Press
Sahid Khaqan Abbasi said that electronic voting machines have failed across the world. Photo courtesy: Associated Press

KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday has said that electoral reforms are only trick to steal the upcoming General Elections.

Talking to the media in Karachi, the PML-N leader said that electronic voting machines have failed across the world. The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wants to influence Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he added.

Abbasi said "elections are often stolen here and the only way to ensure free and fair elections in Pakistan is to bring a constitutional amendment."

He suggested that a constitutional amendment be made to apply Article 6 of the Constitution on anyone found "stealing the elections".

He asked the government leaders to tell whether the legislation was carried out for nation or for themselves.

Abbasi said that the government was attempting to bring the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) under its control through the passage of the EVM bill.

He said that EVMs would even erase the evidence of rigging.