Monday Aug 25, 2014

General elections 2013 were rigged, alleges former additional secretary ECP


ISLAMABAD: Former additional secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Afzal Khan has alleged that general elections 2013 were rigged, Geo News reported.

In an interview to a private TV channel, Afzal Khan alleged that former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, justice (retd) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani and former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim were also involved in the rigging.

Afzal alleged that Justice (retd) Riaz Kayani ruined elections 2013, adding Riaz was responsible of 90 per cent of this destruction.

He said not 35 but several hundred punctures were carried out during the elections.

Afzal said Iftikhar Chaudhry sent ROs to the Election Commission by appointing them himself.

He claimed that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim was frightened while carrying out his duties. He claimed that Fakhru Bhai saved the former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry by giving an application for appointing ROs.

He further revealed that Fakhru Bhai closed his eyes on everything and he should have taken notice of the situation.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PTI) leader Arif Alvi after the above development tweeted: