‘VIP’ constituencies given more extra ballot papers: Imran

| PTI chief cancels LG polls campaign tour to KP

ISLAMABAD - PTI chairman Imran Khan said it has been proven that several constituencies had extra ballot papers and the extra printing of papers was not evenly distributed across constituencies.
Talking to media after JC's meeting on Monday, Imran said, “Some constituencies received 3 extra ballot papers, while some received 120,000.” He went on to say that ‘VIP constituencies’ decidedly received more extra ballot papers. He said that two of Captain Safdar’s constituencies in KP and Hamza Sharif’s constituency received more than 10 per cent extra ballot papers. He further said that proof of rigging till now has only been unearthed in the first phase of the process and that there will be a second phase and a third phase. He said that the PTI is moving forward with a strategy adding that it would release its evidences in parts.
The Election Commission of Pakistan also informed the JC that 11,725,728 extra ballot papers were printed in the May 2013 General Elections. The ECP submitted the data regarding the printing of extra ballot papers since the past seven years. 6.89 per cent extra ballot papers were printed in the last elections.
The JC has already been told by the ruling PML-N and postal corporation that the process of printing ballot papers was carried out under the supervision of the armed forces and representatives of the ECP.
In the next hearing of the Judicial Commission on May 21, Nadra chairman Usman Mobeen has been called in to stand as witness and FAFEN head Muddassir Rizvi has also been summoned on May 22. The PTI and PML-N are engaging in war of words as proceedings are underway in Judicial Commission. On the other hand, leader PML-N Tallal Chaudhry said that PTI leveled allegations first and started looking for evidence later. He said that whole nation is looking at Imran Khan's 'antics'.
Meanwhile, Imran Khan, in compliance with the code of conduct issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has cancelled his campaigning trip for LG elections in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, which was to commence on Tuesday. A statement issued by PTI central information secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said that the decision had been taken in line with party's commitment to follow rules and regulations. In the same spirit, the chairman has asked all his MNAs, MPAs and CM in KP, along with PTI candidates, to strictly comply with the code of conduct issued by the ECP and electoral laws.
PTI has also demanded the ECP take note of the open flouting of the same code of conduct by the PML-N, including in Gilgit Baltistan.

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