PTI will protest on October 4 in Islamabad: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is adamant on holding rally on October 4 in federal capital against four members of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) despite withdrawal appeal by the chief election commissioner (CEC).


“We will protest on October 4 in Islamabad because they (EC) members have no moral standing especially after the Judicial Commission report in addition to complaints from 21 parties,” Imran said
while talking to media after his meeting with the CEC Sardar Raza Khan.

“The provincial Election Commission members were appointed by the provincial governments as part of mukmuka (collusion) between the political parties under 18th constitutional amendments,” he claimed.

Imran said that the Chief Election Commissioner has already started implementing the report of the Judicial Commission.

“I am glad to know that chief election commissioner has already started working on it,” he said while referring to the findings of the judicial commission.

The PTI chairman said the CEC has assured him that shortcomings in the last elections would not repeat in future.

Imran said he asked the chief election commissioner to hold upcoming by-polls in NA-122 and NA-154 under supervision of the military.

“I have asked Sardar Raza Khan to conduct by-elections under the supervision of army,” he said.

The PTI chairman said the government is trying to influence the upcoming Local Government elections and by-polls through development funds.

“The CEC has assured me that he would take action if any evidence of development funds issuance would be provided to him,” Imran said.