PTI’s Iman Tahir calls for immediate, transparent probe into Commissioner Pindi’s rigging allegations

ISLAMABAD: PTI-backed candidate from NA-50 Ms. Iman Tahir has said that massive rigging in February 8 general elections is a dark chapter in Pakistan’s 76-year political history and an immediate and transparent inquiry must be conducted into the allegations of massive rigging by Commissioner Rawalpindi Mr Liaqat Chattha.

Addressing media conference here, Iman Tahir said that the result for her constituency could only be announced on the third day after the general elections.  She alleged that when she arrived in Pindi Ghaib polling station, she was not allowed to enter and she and her mother were baton charged by police on orders of high ranking police officials.

She said that hundreds of tear shells were fired at the women without any reason which injured her mother and other female colleagues. She said that rather than taking action against the responsible police officials, cases were registered against her and her mother.

“An FIR was filed against me and my mother under the provisions of terrorism, later we went to the Election Commission for the third time to claim the right of the people of this constituency to vote, which was overwhelmingly in our favor. But no response has reached us till date,” she said.

Referring to the revelations of Rawalpindi Commissioner Mr Liaquat Ali Chatta, Ms Iman Tahir called for an immediate and transparent inquiry in to the rigging allegations as 13 National Assembly seats won by PTI backed candidates had been gifted to the PML-N.

“Same is the case of my father, Major Tahir Sadiq, whose lead is 65,000 according to form 45. CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja should immediately hold inquiry into the rigging and the inquiry must be held with all the candidates of Tehreek-e-Insaaf to the National Assembly present,” she concluded.

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