Fazl rejects poll results, mulls to call APC

Fazl rejects poll results, mulls to call APC

Islamabad (Staff Report): Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam (JUI) chief Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday said he will call All Parties Conference soon over allegedly rigged results in General Election 2018.

Talking to media, Fazlur Rehman said his party rejects election results, saying he has discussed the situation with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif.

The JUI’s chief comments followed similar allegations by major political parties in the country.

The political parties raised serious reservations over the credibility of the polling process in the General Election 2018.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) rejected results of 2018 elections, claiming that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) failed to hold free and fair elections.

Addressing a press conference along with other leaders, PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif alleged that cases were registered against the party workers under terrorism sections.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb also raised objections over the counting process and alleged that the party’s agents were being forced out from the polling stations in various constituencies.

“The counting process is being carried out behind closed doors and changes are being made to Form-45,” Aurangzeb alleged while talking to media persons. ECP has yet to respond to the PML-N’s reservations over the process.

In response, the provincial election commissioner in Punjab categorically denied the allegations levelled by PML-N.

“Political leaders should refrain from levelling such baseless allegations without having any substantial proof,” the ECP official said.

According to unofficial and unconfirmed results, Imran Khan’s party seems all set to form the next government in the country as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in as much as 113 constituencies of the National Assembly.