Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Demands Probe over ‘Poll Rigging’ during General Elections


Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) on Monday demanded an official probe into allegations of rigging in last week’s elections. “We demand a judicial commission to probe incidents that took place on July 25,” PML-N leader Khawaja Asif told reporters after a meeting of the party’s Central Executive Committee in Lahore.

Asif said he would publish a white paper with proofs of alleged fraud committed during the elections, Efe news reported. The election result was delayed by more than two days and several parties alleged that their representatives were thrown out of the polling stations during the counting of votes. The European Union election observation mission said the election process saw “a notable lack of equal opportunities”. Several religious parties have also demanded a re-election and threatened to boycott Parliament. (IANS)