Imran Khan reiterates demand for election under new CEC
July 27, 2022 11:44 PM
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has reiterated the demand for holding the free and fair general election under a new chief election commissioner, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Wednesday.
In a televised public address on Thanksgiving Day in connection with Punjab CM Parvez Elahi’s swearing-in, he expressed gratitude to the people for braving odds. The ex-PM also greeted Parvez Elahi on becoming the chief minister of Punjab
The ongoing crises would worsen if fair elections are not conducted, he said, insisting that electoral reforms must be brought to curb election manipulation and the latest tech must be introduced for the purpose.
The electronic voting machines (EVMs) could have stopped uncountable ways of corruption but it was opposed, he said.
Accusing the CED of being biased, the PTI chief said several cases of rigging were raised with him but the commissioner let all this happen. That is why the PTI wanted a trustworthy election commissioner he said.
He took swipe at the ruling coalition for abusing power to protect the criminals. Police threatened the PTI workers and supporters but they refused to budge while the officials followed the orders of the rulers to defeat the party.
He stress he would continue with the struggle for justice and ensure better public service delivery. He said public welfare schemes and special packages for the poor will be restored as soon as the party comes to power.
Hamza Shehbaz was made CM illegally, he said, adding that the court asked whether the party head or the parliamentary committee made decisions but they have no reply. In Panama Papers case too, the PML-N fail to reply on the source of their wealth, he added.
“They think of themselves as those who are above the law,” the former premier said, adding that supremacy of law will prevail.
The ex-premier listed his government’s feats, saying said the country had the right economic indicators when he was in power and Pakistan was on an upward trajectory.