With the sole agenda of raising a collective voice against the alleged rigging in the recent elections, a PTI delegation, led by Asad Qaiser, has held separate mee­tings with Pashtun­khwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Balochistan National Party (Mengal) chief Akhtar Mengal.

While talking to Dawn, MNA Sher Afzal Marwat said: “Asad Qaiser, Sahibzada Gulzar and Barrister Saif met Achakzai. I was also part of the delegation, but could not go there at the last moment because of some engagement at the Election Commission of Pakistan.”

He said he was unaware of the details of what was discussed in the meeting, but was certain that on the directive of PTI chairman Imran Khan, the leaders were meeting all those who had concerns over the Feb 8 elections.

Qaiser told the media the two sides discussed how winners in the elections were declared losers. He lamented that PTI’s winning seats were stolen across the country and demanded the parties that secured seats this way must “respect the vote”.

Achakzai said his party would support every political party that believes in the supremacy of the Constitution and the empowerment of parliament.

Mr Mengal said when the condition deteriorated too much, there was a need to do surgery. He said the mandate of all parties should be respected.

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