ISLAMABAD: PPP distances itself from PTI protest

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Senior PPP leader, Senator Raza Rabbani, has confirmed that his party would not support Imran Khan in his anti-ragging campaign.

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“Although we have objections over election results, we will not be part of any movement which may destabilize the popular.

Supporting Imran Khan is tantamount to derail the democratic system,” said Rabbani while speaking to media persons outside the Supreme Court. He claimed that the hand of a ‘powerful agency’ is behind Imran Khan for his effort.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice, Justice Tasadduq Hussain Jilani, heard a request filed by PTI’s Additional Secretary, Saifullah Niazi, seeking verification voters’ thumb impression in four constituencies of Punjab.

PTI chief Imran Khan also appeared in the hearing accompanied by PTI stalwarts Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari, Dr. Arif Alvi and others.

He announced a rally at Islamabad’s D.Chowk on May 11 against what he called ‘theft of public mandate.’ He vowed to prove the power of his ‘tsunami supporters’ in the federal cap.

Khan is going after a vigorous campaign against irregularities in last year’s general elections, blaming the ruling PML-N for massive rigging in Punjab, the stronghold of Nawaz Sharif’s politics.

Khan’s PTI, which rules Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with coalition partner – Jamaat-e-Islami – has challenged the results of various constituencies in Punjab and called for recounting of votes, initially in four constituencies of the state.

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