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Will Take ECP to Court if it did not Perform Properly: Yasmin

Lahore (September 18, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s candidate for NA-120 said a petition has been submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over the alleged registration of bogus votes in the constituency.

“We will not let official results get released till ECP investigates 29,000 bogus votes,” said Rashid while addressing a press conference.

“We had submitted 25 petitions. The election process does not end till those petitions are not processed,” said Rashid.

She also said the code of conduct was violated by initiating development work in the constituency, terming it as “pre-poll rigging”.Rashid further said the ECP has not taken any measures against those who engaged in such practices.

“Entire state machinery was mobilised to help the PML-N’s campaign and state television too was used for the same purpose.”

Rashid maintained that a level playing field was not offered to the PTI and she will “continue the struggle”.“I will take the election commission to court as it did not perform independently.”

She claimed the ECP only sprung into action when Imran Khan announced he would visit Datta Darbar to offer prayers.

“Did you only remember the rules when it came to Imran Khan,” questioned the NA-120 candidate.

Rashid added that Maryam Nawaz should not thank the nation for winning the by-polls, instead she should thank the ministers who helped PML-N achieve victory.

“She should thank the poor people she exploited.”

On Sunday, after the release of unofficial and unverified polling results from NA-120, the PTI candidate had vowed to approach the courts against the ECP.

“We have reservations against the election commission and will approach the court against them,” Rashid had said while speaking to reporters.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan had also lauded Rashid for contesting the polls against “government-backed PML-N”.

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