ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf Chief Imran Khan has said they would prove that there was a conspiracy, the PML-N did not get the mandate and there was planned rigging in 2013 general elections.
Talking to media after appearing in the Judicial Commission meeting here Thursday, Imran Khan said he is fully satisfied and encouraged by the way the Judicial Commission is working. He said they have piles of evidence to prove their claim of rigging in 2013 elections.
The PTI chief said it is a landmark achievement that the Commission is looking into rigging and will be an opportunity to strengthen democracy. He said the JC has summoned the PML-N and the MQM and asked the Election Commission to preserve the election material in bags as evidence is there.
He supported the statement of PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan that material seventy polling stations should be audited.
He said for the PTI, evidence would be presented by Mr Abdul Hafeez Pirzada.
He congratulated PTI candidate Imran Ismail for his excellent campaign for by elections in NA-246 Karachi.
Earlier Imran Khan claimed that some voters were being deterred from voting for the PTI and Jamaat-i-Islami.
“I am seeing that voters are being discouraged and the Jamaat-i-Islami is also saying that an atmosphere of fear is being created,” said the PTI chairman, as he arrived at the Supreme Court for a session of the Judicial Commission investigating electoral rigging in the 2013 polls.
He claimed that the MQM would not be able to gather 140,000 votes as it did in earlier elections.
“The MQM has started making excuses already. They will not be able to gather 140,000 votes, as Nabeel Gabol claimed,” said the PTI chief. “They are making excuses like delays in polling.
Imran said that history was being made as free and fair elections were being held, and that this was a very positive development for Karachi.
He said that his party has requested the Judicial Commission to record and examine statements of journalists Najam Sethi and Hamid Mir, and former MQM leader Nabeel Gabol among 13 witnesses in the judicial investigation into alleged electoral rigging in the 2013 general elections.