Mehmood Khan Achakzai addressing a press conference at Quetta Press Club: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: In a dramatic turn of events, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, the Chief of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), has announced a boycott of parliament, igniting a fiery protest against what he claims to be rigged elections in Balochistan. Addressing a packed press conference in Quetta, Achakzai minced no words as he accused the Election Commission of Pakistan of orchestrating a rigged electoral process.

Unequivocal Rejection Of Results

Achakzai declared an unequivocal rejection of the election results until victory was declared for his three candidates on national assembly seats and six provincial assembly seats. His allegations of electoral malpractice reverberated through the room, painting a picture of discontent and disillusionment with the democratic process.

“We will not accept these results,” Achakzai asserted with conviction, signaling a stance of defiance against perceived injustice. The PKMAP chief’s declaration reverberated across the political spectrum, sparking discussions and debates about the integrity of the electoral system in Balochistan.

Legitimacy Of Elections

As tensions mount and uncertainty looms over the political landscape, Achakzai’s stance underscores the deep-seated concerns surrounding the legitimacy of the electoral process. With the specter of rigged elections casting a shadow over Balochistan, the path forward remains uncertain as voices of dissent grow louder, challenging the very foundations of democratic governance in the region.

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Quetta Voice is an English Daily covering all unfolding political, economic and social issues relating to Balochistan, Pakistan's largest province in terms of area. QV's main focus is on stories related to education, promotion of quality education and publishing reports about out of school children in the province. QV has also a vigilant eye on health, climate change and other key sectors.