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PTI released a white paper on rigging in February 8 elections

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has released a white paper on alleged rigging in the February 8 general elections in the country.

The party has demanded the formation of a judicial commission to probe the 180 seats.

PTI Chairman Barrister Gauhar while addressing a press conference with other party leaders in Islamabad on Thursday said that PTI won 180 seats in the February 8 elections.

He said that our seats were given to other parties through Form 47. The PTI chief said that he has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the alleged rigging.

Expressing regret, he said that no case has been scheduled for hearing yet.

Barrister Gauhar said that PTI released a 300-page white paper to bring to the public’s knowledge how their mandate was stolen.

He claimed that our victory was converted into defeat by rigging the election results in Form 47.

The PTI chief said that the white paper is based on the reports of international organizations, foreign media and newspapers. He also called for electoral reforms to end rigging in elections once and for all.

Referring to the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to nullify the party’s intra-party elections, the PTI chief said his party was forced to fight the general elections without its symbol of ‘bat’. was done.

On this occasion PTI Secretary General Umar Ayub said that ECP was given billions of rupees for conducting free and fair elections in the country.

Accusing the election organizing body of failing to conduct transparent elections in the country, he said, “We demand the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner.”

In the February 8 election, PTI-backed independent candidates won the highest number of seats in the National Assembly, followed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

However, the Muslim League (N) formed a coalition government at the center with the support of other parties, including the PPP, and later became the single largest party in the lower house of parliament after devolution of reserved seats.

PTI has not been given specific seats.

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