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Imran threatens to take to the streets again if rigging not probed

March 11, 2015

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Imran says that his party would announce its line of action after the election tribunal had announced its decision.—Online/File
Imran says that his party would announce its line of action after the election tribunal had announced its decision.—Online/File

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that 2015 was the year of elections and threatened to come out on the street again if the judicial commission was not formed to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 elections.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, he said his party would announce its line of action after the election tribunal had announced its decision about alleged rigging in NA-122.

Know more: Commission confirms irregularities in NA-122

Mr Khan said the PTI would play the role of a real opposition because people had been fed up of the PPP-PML-N ‘alliance’.

“Whenever traditional political parties feel insecure, they form an alliance against the PTI,” he said.

He praised Raza Rabbani, the opposition’s candidate for the post of Senate chairman, but said his performance would be monitored in the Senate.

He said the PTI would never become part of wheeling-dealing of the PPP and PML-N.

“If anyone has an objection or a doubt about the elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, we are ready to remove them through a judicial commission. All those who have robbed the mandate of people should be tried under Article 6,” he said.

Humayun Khan Mandokhel, a Senator from Balochistan, former MNAs Rao Qaiser, Rana Zahid and Chaudhry Safdar, former MPA Rana Aftab and others announced to join the PTI on the occasion.

Published in Dawn March 11th , 2015

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