Imran demands immediate action over election rigging

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday that those responsible for rigging in May elections must be punished, media reports.

Addressing a press conference, Khan said that his party accepted election results but asserted his party would never accept rigging while referring to a report issued by NADRA yesterday that exposed massive irregularities during elections in NA-256, Karachi.

PTI chairman urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to look into the issue.

‘We want accountability as it is the only way for fair elections in the future,’ he demanded.

Yesterday, a NADRA report disclosed that only 6, 805 votes were found to be genuine out of a total of 84, 448 votes cast at 66 polling stations of the constituency NA-256 comprising Faisal Cantonment, Shah Faisal Colony, Council-1 of the Model Colony in Malir Town and parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

MQM candidate Iqbal Muhammad Ali had secured victory from this seat.

His victory was challenged by PTI’s Zubair Khan, who secured over 69,000 votes.