PTI chairman Imran Khan. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 1 June: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has vowed to hold re-elections if rigging charges were proved in Saturday’s local bodies polls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad yesterday, Mr Khan said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was responsible for mismanagement during the local bodies polls. He said the country’s largest local bodies polls were held in KP.

About the arrest of the Awami National Party (ANP) leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the PTI chief said he respects Mr Iftikhar but police were acting according to law. He said the FIR against the ANP leader was not filed upon his directions and he cannot ask anyone to end the same.

Mr Khan said the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) chairman was to appear before the Judicial Commission probing rigging in the general elections, but he went abroad. He said NADRA is responsible for vote counting and it cannot declare any polls right or wrong.

He said he is proud of the local bodies polls in KP which will transfer powers to the people at village level.


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