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Imran claims 2013 polls ‘biggest fraud’ in Pakistan’s history

Updated June 08, 2014

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PTI Chairman Imran Khan addresses a huge public meeting in Sialkot on Saturday night. – Photo by Online
PTI Chairman Imran Khan addresses a huge public meeting in Sialkot on Saturday night. – Photo by Online

SIALKOT: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday night claimed that the May 11 general elections last year were the biggest fraud in the country’s history, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to a rally organised here to protest against alleged rigging in last year’s polls, he said the people were looking at the judiciary to get justice, adding that they would be justified to go out on the streets if they were deprived of this fundamental right.

Pointing towards alleged rigging in several constituencies and typing mistakes by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Khan demanded of ‘the free judges of the country’ to deliver justice. He also pointed out sacrifices given by the PTI for the free judiciary.

Assailing the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for being hesitant in investigating the alleged rigging, the PTI chief said the government was scared about its future.

He reiterated that the vote went to some while the seats went to another.

The cricketer-turned-politician alleged that the DPO Hafizabad ran the election campaign for the PML-N. The rally administration played an audio recording as a proof.

Imran Khan also criticised the budget presented earlier this month by the government, saying those who looted public money will prosper while the poor will get poorer due to this budget.

“System of oppression cannot go any further … we will go to courts and come out on the streets as well,” he added.

Reacting to Khan’s speech, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said those who have failed to run a province are talking about running the whole country.

“Rigging rhetoric has become Imran’s favourite pastime,” he said.