Pakistani political events PTI, JUI-F to carry protests in opposition to ‘rigging’ at present
ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamiat Ulama-e-Pakistan (JUI-F) political events have introduced protests in varied components of the nation at present, Sunday, in opposition to “rigging” within the latest nationwide polls held throughout the nation.
Pakistan’s 2024 nationwide elections skilled important delays in vote counting, igniting suspicions of electoral manipulation and prompting protests from varied political factions who alleged their mandate had been compromised.
As the ultimate outcomes continued to trickle in late Saturday, impartial candidates, most of whom have been loyal to PTI, had gained 101 Nationwide Meeting seats, based on official outcomes shared by the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP), whereas the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) gained 74 seats. PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Khan alleged on Saturday that the social gathering’s victory had been become defeat on 22 Nationwide Meeting seats, together with three in Islamabad, 4 in Sindh and the remainder within the Punjab province.
In a message on social media platform X, the PTI issued a name for “peaceable protests” in varied components of Punjab in opposition to alleged rigging.
“At 2:00 p.m. a peaceable protest will likely be held at Liberty Chowk in Lahore,” the social gathering stated on X. “All Lahoris must be prepared. At Faisalabad in Ghanta Ghar and in Rawalpindi, on the Election Fee of Pakistan’s (ECP) workplace.”
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Khan’s social gathering additionally introduced protests in Gujranwala and South Punjab in opposition to the “theft of the general public’s mandate.”
The JUI-F, a bitter rival of the PTI, additionally introduced sit-ins at varied places in Sindh to protest in opposition to alleged rigging.
The non secular social gathering requested its supporters to stage a sit-in on the principal highways throughout Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Sunday to dam key street hyperlinks.
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On Saturday, Maulana Rashid Mehmood Soomro, the provincial chief of the JUI-F, led a sit-in outdoors a short lived ECP workplace in Sindh’s Sukkur district. as he claimed the outcomes of the elections have been manipulated to favor the Pakistan Peoples Social gathering (PPP) in Sindh.
Individually, Pakistan’s election regulatory authority, a day earlier, ordered repeat voting at 43 polling stations in three nationwide and provincial constituencies because of incidents of snatching and destruction of polling supplies.
The worldwide group, represented by america, United Kingdom and European Union, has additionally voiced issues over the integrity of the electoral course of and advocated for a complete investigation into the allegations of rigging.