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Ex-CJ Iftikhar reject PTI's rigging allegations

07 May, 2014

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ISLAMABAD – Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday rejected the rigging accusations made against him by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, terming them as baseless, a private TV channel reported.

Speaking to journalists after addressing the Islamabad Bar, he said that the Returning Officers (ROs) were appointed by the Election Commission of Pakistan and not by him and the allegations hurled by the PTI chairman did not warrant a response from him.

The former chief justice said that the judiciary had been serving justice and would continue to do so. He said that the constitution had defined roles of the judiciary and the armed forces and he was sure there would not be a clash between different state institutions.

Iftikhar said that the judiciary and the armed forces were not debatable topics. He also demanded payment of compensation to the victims of the Islamabad court attack on March 3, in accordance with Justice Shaukat Siddiqui's report on the matter.

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