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PML-N demands action against Imran Imran, Usman Buzdar over Daska by-poll fiasco

News Agencies | Updated on: 7 November 2021, 11:14 IST

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), citing the findings of an inquiry report by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on irregularities in the Daska by-poll, demanded legal action against Imran Khan and Pakistan's Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, reported a local media.

Calling Imran Khan's ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) "champions of rigging", PML-N said that the inquiry report has proved that the PTI government is indulged in "vote-stealing", reported Dawn.

PML-N information secretary Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the report was undoubtedly a proof that Imran Khan was "directly involved" in the Daska by-election rigging, adding that he himself was a "product" of election rigging, according to Dawn.

Marriyum further questioned why the report was "incomplete" and shielded the real culprits from fixing the responsibility.

"At the behest of the premier, the chief minister, ministers and others committed an organised rigging in the Daska by-poll. They should be made accountable and punished," Dawn quoted Marriyum as saying.

The information secretary further demanded the responsible ones of rigging be held accountable.

"We demand that all those responsible for rigging in the Daska by-poll should be made accountable. Imran Khan and Usman Buzdar are directly responsible for rigging, therefore, legal action should be initiated against them," Dawn quoted Marriyum as saying.

Earlier this year, Marriyum Aurangzeb had alleged ministers of the PTI government are attempting to trample upon Pakistan's constitution to rob the next polls through "election fraud machines," local media reported.

Aurangzeb lashed out at the government ministers for targeting the ECP after its objections to the EVMs which the government wanted to use in the next general elections, Dawn reported.

It further reported that the Marriyum accused the PTI government of attempting to snatch the ECP's constitutional powers and shifting them to the Prime Minister House.


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First published: 7 November 2021, 11:10 IST