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Imran demands trial of those involved in rigging in polls

07 May, 2014

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LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has demanded trial of elements involved in poll rigging under Article 6 and said the May 11 gathering isn't meant to make government but to strengthen Pakistan.

Talking to the media and addressing party workers at an event on Tuesday, the PTI chairman said the TI would present a charter of demands on May 11 that would help strengthen democracy in the country and bring transparency in general elections.

PTI Secretary General Jehangir Khan Tareen, Punjab PTI President Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry, Punjab PTI General Secretary Dr Yasmin Rashid, Lahore PTI President Aleem Khan, PTI candidate Hamid Zaman, MPAs Mian Aslam Iqbal, Sadia Sohail and other PTI office-bearers and workers were present on the occasion.

The PTI chairman said only fair elections were the real safeguard of democracy, adding that the demonstration in Islamabad was not aimed at derailing democracy or supporting the army. It was not also for destabilising the government. They were only seeking justice against poll rigging and securing the future for coming generations, he said, adding that the struggle for 'change' would restart on May 11 from D-Chowk (Islamabad).

He said that they had no intention to spread anarchy in the country; they are only demanding justice and would not surrender till achieving the goal. The PTI chairman said those who thought that the tsunami had died down would be shocked to see a huge crowd on May 11. He said their movement would continue till the change takes place.

He observed that a true democracy did not exist in the country. In fact, an artificial democratic system was prevailing in which people without having a mandate were in the government. He said the PTI would never accept the rigging which took place during the 2013 general elections. He said his party only demanded investigations about four constituencies, but they were denied justice.He said he would also appear in the Lahore High Court to present the proofs of poll rigging.


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