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Khaqan Abbasi accuses PTI govt for involvement in election theft

Khaqan Abbasi accuses PTI govt for involvement in election theft
February 23, 2021

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – PML-N senior leader and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused the PTI-led government for involvement in election theft.

Speaking to the journalists outside Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he said that the constitution is being tried to change through ordinance. Changing the constitution is only the role of the parliament, he added.

The former prime minister said that by-elections in NA-75 were stolen by the government as the ECP itself said that election of the constituency were rigged.

The PML-N leader further said that parliament is now paralyzed while anti-graft watchdog itself is involved in corruption. "Judicial system is now a joke as lawyers are boycotting courts in Islamabad for more than a week and cases 10 federal ministers and three former premiers are being heard," he added.

Stealing of votes is a bigger crime than a murder: Ahsan Iqbal

PML-N senior leader Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said that re-election should be held in entire constituency not just 20 polling stations. He maintained that code of conduct was openly violated during the Daska by election and Punjab government failed to explain disappearance of 20 presiding officers.

Ahsan Iqbal said that stealing votes is a bigger crime than a murder and expressed hope that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) while making this election a test case, will pass exemplary punishment to the staff involved in the rigging.

He further said that election were held in a normal manner in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan but the way polls was held in Daska, does not even happen in Uganda and Africa.