PML-N demands action against PM, CM over rigging in Daska by-poll

By: News Desk      Published: 01:34 PM, 26 Feb, 2021
PML-N demands action against PM, CM over rigging in Daska by-poll

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday requested the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take action against Prime Minister Imran Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar following the ECP ordered re-election in the entire NA-75 Daska, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In her statement, she said it was on PM Imran’s orders that the election commission staff was whisked away during by-election in the constituency on February 19. “PM Imran and Punjab CM Usman Buzdar had held the chief secretary, the IGP and the entire provincial administration hostage during the by-polls,” she alleged.   

She was of the view that the process of accountability would remain incomplete until the prime minister was not held accountable over his ‘election management’.  

Marriyum asked as to why the chief secretary was not available, and when the first attempt to get in touch with him failed, why was he not approached again to convey to him complaints about rigging. “The ECP needs to look into this,” she stressed.  

PML-N spokesperson said all proofs were establishing the fact that the by-polls in the constituency had been rigged. 

She reiterated that PM Imran was the ‘real culprit’ on whose orders election results were tampered with. 

Marriyum added that those who had come to power in 2018 through ‘rigging’ had been caught red-handed doing the same on February 19th.  

She also called upon the chief election commissioner to not only take action against the prime minister and the chief minister, but also try to find out as to where these two had masterminded the plan to rob the PML-N of its mandate, and who else was involved in it.