Amid allegations of rigging in recently held by-poll in Sialkot’s Daska town, Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party candidate to ask for re-polling in the controversial 20 polling stations.
His statement comes a day after PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz demanded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to order re-election in entire NA-75 constituency and not only on 20 polling stations. She alleged that the PTI used several tactics to rig the by-poll including manipulating the election results of 20 polling stations by taking ECP officials hostage. PM Imran added that his party has been calling for open ballot in the upcoming Senate elections to ensure transparency in the electoral process.
“It is because we want transparency that we are seeking open ballot for Senate elections.”
The premier said his party always wanted to strengthen a fair and free election process and lamented that other political parties lacked this commitment.
“We will always seek to strengthen a fair and free election process. Unfortunately others lack this commitment. When we wanted 4 constituencies opened after the 2013 elections, it took us over two years,” he wrote in the series of tweets.