ISLAMABAD: On Friday,Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) called for the governing party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), to sign an agreement together to see the point of rigging in seven constituencies and also took a thumb impression audit.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said that PML-N is ready to recount votes and verify records, but PTI’s request for a thumb impression audit in the constituencies is not satisfactory.
Rafique said that the ink used in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for thumb impressions during the elections was of low tone.
We will appear before the delegation as the accused,” he stated. “ECP’s mistake cannot be shifted onto our shoulders.
PTI rejected the proposition made by PML-N to form a fact-finding commission.
Vice-Chairperson PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that in the past, such committees have failed to go beyond two fruitless meetings.
During the proceedings, Qureshi appealed to the people to convey part in PTI’s protest on May 11.
Qureshi added that despite being provided evidence, ECP was not quick to file a comprehensive response to the Supreme Court on PTI’s petition regarding rigging.
We desire to know why ECP was not penalized for using fake magnetic ink during elections, Qureshi stated.