PTI Moves Supreme Court Alleging Rigging in Pakistan Elections | World News

Feb23,2024



Islamabad: Former Prime Minister of Pakistan jailed Imran Khanparty of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf ,PTI) moved to Supreme Court Challenge the result of February 8 General election making sweeping allegations Foul play And they are claiming that their mandate has been stolen due to this manipulation.
Initially, PTI-backed independent candidates won 180 seats in the National Assembly, however, due to alleged rigging, their number of seats dropped to only 92, preventing them from returning to power.
Speaking to the media on Friday, PTI leader and lawyer Sher Afzal Marwat said he has filed a petition in the top court against election fraud, adding that the appointment of Election Commissioner chief Sikandar Sultan Raja and other members of the electoral body Has been challenged. , according to The Express Tribune.
This legal action comes after the Supreme Court recently rejected a petition seeking to cancel the elections. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faiz Isa and comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Mussarat Hilali heard the petition filed by Brigadier (Retd) Ali Khan. The court imposed a fine of Rs 05 lakh on the petitioner, a former army officer, for not appearing in the court after filing the petition.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), another former prime minister-led party, won 75 seats, while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood third with 54 seats. Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has 17 seats.
Given the constitutional provision that a party must win 133 of the 265 seats contested in the 266-member National Assembly to form the government, the PML-N and PPP have agreed to a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government.
Shehbaz Sharif of the PML-N is expected to be the prime ministerial candidate, while Asif Ali Zardari of the PPP is likely to be the presidential candidate. This possible alliance could reduce Imran Khan's chances of returning to power.
(with inputs from agencies)



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