Over the allegations of rigging in the recently held local body polls, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran khan has said that KP govt is willing to conduct re-election in the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if opposition parties agree.
“We have no objection of conducting the re-election under the supervision of the Pakistan Army”, Khan said while talking to media outside Supreme Court.
According to Imran Khan, the recent local body polls held in KP have no precedent. They were the largest polls ever held in the history of Pakistan. Imran said, “Over 84,000 candidates contested in the elections and over 41,000 were elected.
Around seven thousand women contestants also stood victorious. We are ready for re-election in entire province. If they want re-election in controversial polling stations, we are ready for that even. The election commission should make the decision”.
It is the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to conduct elections not the provincial government, Imran reiterated. PTI Chief also said that all the political parties had joined hands against his party but PTI still emerged as winner.
Answering a question, PTI’s Chairman said, it is very disappointing to hear Jamat-e-Islami’s claim of electoral fraud in the local body polls. Imran Khan also expressed his concerns over the statement of JI leader Sabir Hussain and called Siraj-ul-Haq about this. Sabir has called the KPK minister’s house as the center of corruption.