Parliamentary body should be formed to probe Pak poll rigging: PML-N

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 18, 2018, 08:14 AM(IST)

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has demanded the formation of a parliamentary committee to investigate alleged rigging during the general elections on July 25.

Condemning the alleged rigging, Shehbaz questioned the legitimacy of the election and warned of protests by the grand opposition if the incoming government failed to address their reservations.

"We won't have other options but to take to the streets to record our protests.A political party was targeted in the election. This parliament has come to pass as a result of massive rigging. People won't accept such results," he said, as quoted by ANI.

Sharif earlier claimed that the country's caretaker government was involved in rigging during the general elections. 

Sharif said, "No one should have doubts we will hold all parties responsible for rigging in elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan has proven to be unsuccessful. We will unveil rigging in the elections."

He added that if the rigging allegations were proven, then Pakistan Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan should step down, Geo News reported.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had emerged as the single largest party with 116 seats in general elections. The number increased to 158 in the NA after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued notifications of the successful candidates on the reserved seats for women and the minority community on August 11.

Khan will swear-in as Pakistan's 22nd prime minister on Saturday morning. 

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