Organised rigging comes to fore in JC: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said despite the fact that the Judicial Commission would decide about the allegations pertaining to organised rigging in the 2013 general election, it has already been exposed before the panel.

“Modus operandi of organised rigging and lies of former Punjab election commissioner Mehbood Anwar have been exposed today,” he said while speaking to the media outside the Supreme Court building after attending a hearing of the commission.

“We have found 15,000 additional ballot papers printed in Jehangir Tareen’s constituency… who knows what would have happened in other constituencies,” he said.

“According to our investigations, additional ballot papers were printed for 25 to 30 constituencies,” Khan said, adding that 62,000 additional ballot papers were sent for Hamza Shahbaz’s constituency, 56,000 for Hamid Khan’s and 61,000 for Safdar.

The PTI chairman said he would accept whatever decision the Judicial Commission takes with regard to the rigging allegations.

“I was called a stranger in the house when I returned to assemblies… now on what ground Saad Rafique would go to the house.”

Rejecting Imran Khan’s claims, State Minister for Information Technology Anosha Rehman later told the media that the PTI could not produce any evidence about printing of additional ballot papers.

“PTI sets new targets on daily basis and fails in achieving them,” she said.

The minister further said that cases pertaining to alleged rigging in few constituencies were pending in election tribunals and Mr Khan should avoid jumping to conclusions.