WEB DESK – The president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Punjab chapter, Ejaz Chaudhry, has warned to put Insafiyans on roads if government tried to influence the thumb verification in NA-118 as defending candidate had paid Rs 1.8 million for the process.
According to Ejaz, the NA-118 PTI candidate Hamid Zaman had paid Rs 1.8 million to the government for the verification exercise so that facts could made public. He said the thumb verification process would complete within a couple of days.
In November 2013, the tribunal passed this order on an application of Hamid Zaman, a defeated candidate of the PTI from the National Assembly constituency, challenging victory of PML-N candidate Malik Riaz.
Ejaz, however, said that the PTI was smelling rat because the government had already removed chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra).
Mr Chaudhry warned the government against interfering in the verification process and urged it to let the ‘true results’ come out for the benefit of the democracy and the nation.
Predicting a ‘favourable’ out come of the verification process, the PTI Punjab president said the results would tell the nation that the rulers had reached the National Assembly by stealing public mandate.