Imran Khan’s PTI demands CEC’s resignation amid rigging reports; claims majority for govt formation

Feb 11, 2024



New Delhi: In view of widespread reports vote rigging During the recently concluded general elections on February 8, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded the immediate resignation of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja. According to ARY News, citing constitutional violations, the party claims the right to form the government after winning the majority in the 2024 general elections.
A PTI spokesperson has urged for the resignation of both the CEC and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members, alleging violation of the Constitution. The party argues that the formation of the coalition government known as PDM-2 by members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is based on rigged elections. . And rejection of dishonest parties by the public through their votes.
PTI leader, Barrister Gohar Ali Khan had earlier announced the party's intention to rule in the Centre, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He suggested a possible alliance with Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) to secure reserved seats.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has released unofficial results for 264 out of 265 National Assembly (NA) seats. Independent candidates are leading with 95 seats, followed by PML-N with 79 seats and PPP with 54 seats.
According to the election monitoring body's unofficial, additional results included MQM-P with 17 seats, IPP and BNP with two seats each, JUI-F with four, PML-Q with three and MWM with one seat each. , PML-Z, PMAP, PNAP. data. This situation indicates possible legal challenges and political maneuvering after the election.
PTI workers are currently engaged in protest alleging irregularities in the elections. In Rawalpindi, protesters gathered outside the District Election Commissioner's office in Sadiqabad, facing tear gas and baton charge by police.
In Sukkur, PTI workers led by independent candidates Gohar Khoso and Safia Baloch protested outside the Press Club. Another demonstration by PTI took place outside the Sindh office of the Election Commission of Pakistan, amid the presence of security personnel.



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