PML-N, MMA reject election results, call APC

PML-N, MMA reject election results, call APC

Islamabad: (Staff Report): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) rejected the election results and announced to call All Parties Conference (APC) on Friday.

Talking to media along with other MMA leaders on Thursday, Maulana Fazlur Rehman alleged that his voters were stopped from casting votes and issuance of Farm 45 was delayed.

Fazl said that the announcement of results was suspended till evening and later the selected results were issued.

The MMA chief blamed that the public mandate was stolen and the real representatives of the people were deprived of their vote bank.

He said that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) rejects the election results and demands not only the re-election in one or two but all constituencies across the whole country.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that he will co-host the All Parties Conference (APC) and try to convince other political parties to reach a consensus to boycott the election results around the country.

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 has all set to form the next government in the country as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is leading in as much as 119 constituencies of the National Assembly.