Govt expressed distrust in ECP instead of accepting defeat in NA-75: Shahid Khaqan

Dunya News

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Sadiq Sanjrani became the Senate chairman by rigging.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday said the incumbent rulers expressed distrust in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) instead of accepting defeat in the Daska NA-75 by-election.

The erstwhile premier talked to media in the federal capital and alleged that the government kidnapped twenty presiding officers along with cast votes. He said the incumbent regime knows beforehand about the ECP’s decision concerning the foreign funding case and it cannot remain in power even for one day.

The government tried to steal the Senate elections and installed cameras, he said while adding that Sadiq Sanjrani became the Senate chairman by rigging. Case should be lodged against the opposition as three federal ministers accused it of placing cameras over the Senate polling booth, he added.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said he does not know Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill but he should not have been attacked with ink. I have heard that this person abused others, the former PM added.