NA-120: PTI wants ECP to probe ‘bogus votes’ before releasing official results

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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s candidate for NA-120 Dr Yasmin Rashid Monday said that the PTI would not allow officials results of the by-polls till investigation into 29,000 ‘bogus votes’.
Addressing a press conference here, the PTI’s canbdidate said that she had submitted a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over the alleged registration of bogus votes in the constituency.
“We had submitted 25 petitions. The election process does not end till those petitions are not processed,” said Rashid.
Dr Yasim Rashid also accused the PML-N of violating the code of conduct by initiating development work in the constituency and termed it as “pre-poll rigging”. She claimed that the ECP failed to take action against violation of code of conduct by the ruling party.
“Entire state machinery was mobilised to help the PML-N’s campaign and state television too was used for the same purpose.” Rashid maintained that a level playing field was not offered to the PTI and she will “continue the struggle”.
“I will take the election commission to court as it did not perform independently.”
She claimed the ECP only sprung into action when Imran Khan announced he would visit Datta Darbar to offer prayers. “Did you only remember the rules when it came to Imran Khan,” questioned the NA-120 candidate.
Rashid added that Maryam Nawaz should not thank the nation for winning the by-polls, instead she should thank the ministers who helped PML-N achieve victory.

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