Maryam urges ECP to reclaim ‘lost respect and status’


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Maryam urges ECP to reclaim ‘lost respect and status’

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Vice President Pakistan Muslim League (N), Maryam Nawaz on Saturday termed the statement by the Election Commission of Pakistan as a charge sheet against the present government. Addressing a press conference, she said the ECP should reclaim what she calls its lost respect and status.

The PML N leader’s statement has come after the ruling and main opposition party claimed victory in Daska NA-75 during a by-election. The Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) leaders at a news conference claimed to have won by-elections on NA-75.

Results of NA-75 constituency received with unnecessary delay: ECP 

The commission said results of the NA-75 constituency were received with “unnecessary delay”, adding that it tried to contact the presiding officers several times but with no success. However, hours after the statement was issued, federal ministers claimed that the results showed that the PTI had won the election.

Addressing the ECP during today’s press conference, Maryam said that the “whole nation was watching” and urged the commission to reclaim its “lost respect and status” by taking action voting irregularities.

She called for cases to be registered against Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Prime Minister Imran Khan for allegedly “trying to steal votes and martyring two individuals”, referring to the death of two citizens during a firing incident in Daska on polling day.

‘PTI rigged by-polls out of fear’

Maryam also claimed that the PTI rigged the Daska and Wazirabad by-polls because it knew that the PML-N would win by an “overwhelming majority”.

“Their camps were empty. When they went into the field they must have seen the turnout at their own camps […] which would have made them anxious with worry.” She maintained that the PTI resorted to firing in order to “create an environment of fear” in order to deter PML-N supporters from voting.

“There is a video that shows a PTI MNA standing beside those firing shots. Their candidate and their people opened fire in markets and streets which claimed the lives of two citizens.”

Maryam also lashed out at the government for blaming the opposition. “The administration and the police is theirs. Just imagine how someone from the PML-N would have been treated if they had acted the same.”

Maryam urges ECP to reclaim ‘lost respect and status’

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