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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Senator Shibli Faraz has asserted that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had always won the elections on the basis of bullying, rigging and electoral fraud.
He expressed his views while talking to journalists outside the Election Commission of Pakistan along with PTI leader Usman Dar and NA-75 candidate Ali Asjad Malhi.
The Information Minister said that PML-N had now become an expert in the art of manipulating the election results. “Maryam Nawaz had rightly said yesterday that PTI did not know the art of rigging the elections,” he added.
“We cannot be intimidated by threats and firing as the party was committed to reform the system,” he added. Talking about Daska by-polls, he said that the PML-N failed to provide any concrete proofs and evidences of rigging in NA-75.
He reminded that it was the PTI which had raised its voice against rigging in the 2013 general election. “From the Chhanga Manga politics to the 2018 election, the PML-N had the record of stealing the mandate of the people through dirty tricks,” he added.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan had accepted the challenge of re-polling in 20 polling stations but now the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) had backtracked and started demanding re-election in the entire constituency,” the minister added.
He further said the prime minister believed in free, fair and transparent elections and reverence in the Supreme Court for open ballot in Senate polls was its manifestation.
“The opposition parties were planning to purchase votes in the Senate elections from the money plundered by them in the past,” he said, adding that their attitude was hypocritical and they wanted to damage the democratic system but they would not succeed in their designs.