ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) condemns the ECP for covering up various issues including ‘the printing of extra ballot papers’ as exposed in the press conference of 28th Nov by Chairman PTI Mr Imran Khan.
It is important to point out for public information that on 18th August, Mr Ishaq Dar’s in the presence of Sect ECP Mr Ishtiaq A Khan said that only 180 million ballot papers were printed.
On Nov 28 Mr Imran Khan exposed the fact that at least 5.3 million extra ballot papers were printed. The ECP on the same date stated in the press that ‘only 0.8 million extra ballot papers were printed’. However in another retraction now the ECP says on Dec 1, that ‘9.3 million extra ballot papers were printed’.
It is surprising that a government institution on which the national exchequer spends billions of rupees is making major politically motivated efforts to cover-up its inconsistencies and illegalities.
As stated in our press conference on Nov 28 and hereby being reiterated, PTI has much more information which when published will punch holes in all ECP stories, but it will be presented in a duly constituted investigating commission under the Supreme Court with relevant terms of reference to look at all aspects of the rigging of 2013 elections.
Meanwhile Mr Imran Khan has said that all relevant record lying in all the printing presseswhere the ballot papers were printed, and lying with the Election Commission of Pakistan (as ECP is a party to the rigging), may be retrieved and secured so the same is not tampered with. Furthermore the constituency wise distribution of printing of extra ballot papers must be made public which according to our information to date ranges from only 69 in one constituency to 128,000 in another.
Mr Imran Khan has also demanded that the Election Commissioners should resign immediately to allow a free and fair investigation.
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