Imran Khan warns of dire consequences if public mandate stolen
July 22, 2022 02:49 AM
Former prime minister Imran Khan has warned of ‘dire consequences if the public mandate is stolen in Punjab chief minister's election’, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported.
In his address to people on the eve of the Punjab CM election, the PTI chief said he won’t be able to hold back the people if their vote was disrespected.
The PTI recently won 15 out of 20 seats in the by-election in the province.
Imran Khan took a jibe at Chief Election Commissioner Sikander Sultan Raja, saying: “PTI will never contest general elections under this dishonest and anti-PTI CEC.”
He alleged that the CEC remained bias during the Daska by-elections last year.
"This election watchdog chief also turned a blind eye to Supreme Court orders on our plea in the Senate election case. two of only five seats the PTI lost in the recent Punjab by-polls were because the results in the two constituencies were released late.
The PTI chief berated the CEC for postponing local government elections in Sindh under the "pretext of rains".
"Similar requests for deferring of LG polls in KP were turned down ... this CEC has taken all steps that go against the PTI," he said.
Imran said at least 130 ways of rigging could be eradicated if electronic voting machines were put to use. "But this mafia successfully blocked the introduction of EVMs."