ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Anusha Rehman criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday and accused Imran Khan of misleading the judicial commission probing alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections.
“Imran Khan has so far been unable to present evidence of rigging. They are only trying to delay the inquiry,” she said while speaking to reporters in Islamabad.
Rehman said that the PML-N had not requested for any in-camera meeting of the judicial commission. “If there is such a request, PTI should bring it forward,” she added.
She accused the PTI of continuing with their ‘container-styled politics’ and creating problems in the judicial inquiry.
“Imran Khan should first explain the 30,000 extra ballot papers printed in his NA-71 constituency. This formula also applies to the constituencies where the PTI won the election,” she said.
Showing details of extra ballot papers printed in past elections, she claimed that printing of excess ballot papers was a standard practice.
“The number is rounded up to a hundred for every polling station. If 1201 ballots are required for a polling station, then 1300 ballots are printed for it,” she said.
“If they have not yet understood this simple arithmetic, then I’m sure they will soon make sense of it,” she said.
Speaking alongside Rehman, PML-N leader Danial Aziz claimed that it has been proved from the statement of the managing director of the printing corporation that army personnel were deployed both inside and outside printing presses during printing of ballot papers.