PTI exposed the rigging plan of PML-N government | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
<p> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" /> <meta content="Word.Document" name="ProgId" /> <meta content="Microsoft Word 10" name="Generator" /> <meta content="Microsoft Word 10" name="Originator" /> <link href="file:///D:ProfileumurtazaLOCALS~1Tempmsohtml11clip_filelist.xml" rel="File-List" /><o:smarttagtype name="date" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><o:smarttagtype name="place" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><o:smarttagtype name="country-region" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><o:smarttagtype name="City" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal">Addressing a press conference at the PTI office <st1:city><st1:place>Lahore</st1:place></st1:city>, Mr Imran Khan, Chairman <st1:country-region><st1:place>Pakistan</st1:place></st1:country-region> Tehreek-i-Insaf , exposed the rigging plan of PML-N government in connivance with the provincial election commission for by-elections of PP-160 scheduled to be held on <st1:date month="6" day="24" year="2010">June 24, 2010</st1:date>. Providing evidence to the local media of blatant incidents of pre-poll rigging and details of the election material recovered from a fake election commission office at fazlia colony ,ichhra <st1:city><st1:place>lahore</st1:place></st1:city>, Mr Khan demanded of the Chief election commissioner to take immediate notice by instituting a judicial enquiry. He further demanded that the federal government should also initiate a criminal investigation against elements involved and that the election results should be withheld till the outcome of the judicial enquiry???s findings. PTI <span style="">&#160;</span>revealed a bogus voters??? list of nearly 14,000 voters, as well as the shocking discovery of a fake election commission office set up to facilitate the PML-N???s candidate, Mr Saiful Maluk.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&#160;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Mr Khan, alongwith Omar Cheema, Punjab President Mr Ahsan Rashid , Lahore Division President, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed and Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar PTI candidate in PP-160 and others insisted upon the chief election commissioner to ensure the deployment of rangers and to restrain police to enter the polling stations.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&#160;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Mr Imran Khan referred to similar pre-poll rigging tactics employed by the PML-N during NA-123 by-elections held at the beginning of 2010. Disclosing the level of rigging, Mr Imran Khan told the media that some of the houses in PP-160 had been allocated 40 bogus votes where the number of residents according to Nadra???s database showed a clear discrepancy and at many addresses. Mr Imran Khan reminded the media of the PML-N???s leader, Mr Nawaz Sharif???s habit of luring cricket umpires with bribery while playing at the Lahore Gymkhana. He accused him of rampant corruption and said the Nawaz sharif is only playing role of friendly opposition just to save his looted money</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The strong armed tactics of the PML-N had already been brought to the notice of the ministry of interior, the federal and provincial election commissions. Mr Khan reiterated that despite sending written applications to the erstwhile mentioned government machinery, neither action yet has been taken against the contesting candidate for disqualification nor rangers had been deployed to ensure law and order on the polling day.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> </p>