CHARSADDA: Awami National Party staged a massive but peaceful protest against alleged rigging in recently held general elections 2018 and demanded re-election.

Protests were staged at different parts of the province including Lakki Marwat, Bannu and Temergarah.

A large number of workers gathered at Bacha Khan chowk Charsadda where they chanted slogans against Election Commission of Pakistan for its involvement in rigging the election in favour of a party.

They blocked Mardan-Charsadda, Charsadda-Peshawar roads for traffic and also chanted slogans against passing troops.

ANP central leadership including Asfandyar Wali Khan, Afrasiab Khattak and others addressed the protesters.

“You cannot hide even behind 100 curtains,” said Asfandyar Wali Khan while referring towards army for its alleged role in election.

He also criticized the judiciary and ECP and alleged that Pashtun leadership was deliberately kept out of assemblies so that no one criticize Imran Khan.

“We will not stay silent over this theft of our mandate,” he said.