Sharif has the last laugh, mocks detractors over false rigging claims | Pakistan Today

Sharif has the last laugh, mocks detractors over false rigging claims

Addressing the nation on Thursday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the judicial commission report had proved that there was no rigging on any level and that the 2013 general elections were free and fair.
The political parties did not provide any evidence of the alleged rigging in elections, said the prime minister.
“Looking at the findings of the judicial commission, it can not be said that the results were against popular mandate,” said Sharif.
“Inquiry commission’s comprehensive report does not only reaffirm our stance but also the mandate of Pakistani people,” he added.
“Now that the respected enquiry commission has confirmed the transparency of the 2013 polls, the door of allegations and accusations should be closed forever.”
Taking a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sharif said “embarrassing Pakistan in the whole world by making the fair and transparent elections controversial is one regrettable chapter of our history that will not be forgotten easily.”
Along with the world, we knew there was no rigging in elections, and we hope all those who wasted time of their countrymen will understand too, claimed Sharif.
“Lets take this judicial commission report as a milestone, lets start a journey which takes us to prosperity and progress rather than towards backwardness.
“For the first time in country’s history, the government conducted a free and fair inquiry and all parties were given equal and fair opportunity to present their point of view.”
The premier claimed that today’s Pakistan is better than that of two years ago, “our economy is getting better by the day and so is our international standing”.
Sharif reiterated his resolve to free the country of terrorism saying, “We can see the results of operation Zarb-i-Azb. Our hinterlands and urban areas will soon be cleaned of terrorism.”
We are facing floods on a national level and we need to help our countrymen, he said. “I appeal to all Pakistanis to help their brothers and sisters in need due to floods,” said Sharif.

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