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September 18, 2017

Sharifs vs Imran in NA-120

Islamabad: PTI chief Imran Khan has committed too much in the NA-120 elections, arguing the...

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NA-120 by-election: Yasmin alleges pre-poll rigging, woes to approach court

NA-120 by-election: Yasmin alleges pre-poll rigging, woes to approach court

LAHORE: Alleging pre-poll rigging in NA-120 by-election, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid on Sunday said that she would approach the courts against the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over the alleged registration of '29,000 bogus votes' in the constituency of Lahore.

While talking to media, Dr Yasmin Rashid said that they had reservations against the election commission and will approach the court against the Election Commission of Pakistan over alleged registration of 'bogus votes'. 

She added that it had already been decided, "we win or lose, I will go against the ECP" to probe into 29,000 “bogus” votes belong to areas outside of the constituency. She said PTI will not give up the fight until ECP becomes an independent institution.

On the occasion, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid expressed her gratitude  to the military and the media for playing the role  ensuring a peaceful election.

“I am thankful to the media and military for the role they played. The presence of the army ensured that voters were able to cast their votes peacefully and without any worries.”

While thanking to her supporters and voters Yasmin said that the margin of PML-N's victory has been reduced. She alleged that PML-N activists used to barge inside polling stations during previous elections but that was not the case this time around.

“We want the elections to be held in a fair and transparent manner. Rigged elections only weaken democracy,” she remarked.

According to Rashid, the PTI would announce its next course of action during a news conference would be held soon.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan alleged that the PML-N was backed by the federal and provincial governments. The PTI chief  thanked all PTI workers, especially women, who worked "tirelessly in the election campaign".

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