Shehbaz to demand probe of alleged rigging after oath-taking

News Desk , Bol News

12:34:46, Thursday, August 09, 2018

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif has said the PML-N will demand probe for alleged rigging in the 2018 elections after oath-taking.

Talking to the media after meeting former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Adiala jail, Rawalpindi, Shehbaz Sharif said that the opposition demands formation of a parliamentary commission, adding that “it is our right to raise our voices against rigging in elections."

"Why did the result transmission system [RTS] stop working at the last minute? Why were the polling agents thrown out of the polling stations," he asked. 

He further said that the commission must comprise members of all parliamentary political parties. "The commission must find out why the RTS was shut down. The commission must find why polling agents weren’t allowed to stay inside polling stations when votes were being counted. Why were votes counted in absence of polling agents? The nation has the right to know about all of this," he added. 

The PML-N had secured more seats in the Punjab Assembly. "Everyone knows why we weren't able to form a government," Shehbaz remarked. 

The former Punjab chief minister also remarked that rather than exchanging congratulations, the opposition will ask for an investigation into the elections on the first session of the National Assembly. 

Shehbaz also met with another party leader, Hanif Abbasi, at Adiala jail. Abbasi was sentenced to life in ephedrine quota case, just four days before the general election in the country.

 

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