Lahore: Following rigging allegations, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)
president Shehbaz Sharif rejected the election results.
While addressing to the media, Shehbaz said, “Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) wholly
rejects the results of General Elections 2018 due to manifest and massive
irregularities. Form 45 was not given to our agents, results were stopped and votes
were counted in the absence of our poll agents. This is both unbearable and
Shehbaz further added, “”We thought that the people will be allowed an opportunity
to express their ‘will’ freely. Long queues of people could be seen in the morning
in this hot, humid weather. We requested the Election Commission of Pakistan to
extend the polling time, which it did not accept.”
The PML-N President also claimed that results based on rigging would cause
“irreparable damage” to the country.
“We will use all political and legal options for redressal of these glaring
excesses. This is an outright rigging and the results based on massive rigging will
cause irreparable damage to the country,” he added.
Sharif said that the next course of action will be decided in the meeting of the
party’s Central Executive Committee on Thursday morning.
As counting of votes gets underway in Pakistan, a number of political parties and
journalists have alleged that the elections have been rigged.