PTI rally preparation in Islamabad, Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Supporters of Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave flags during a rally. Thousands of Pakistanis rallied behind Khan toward the capital Islamabad for a protest to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Photo by Mian Khursheed/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images).

PESHAWAR, August 25: Retired additional secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Mr Afzal Khan, has confirmed the allegations of Imran Khan, saying the 2013 general elections had been rigged.

Mr Afzal Khan told a private TV channel that former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Tasaduq Hussain Jelani were also involved in the rigging last year.

He also said the returning officers had been appointed by Iftikhar Chaudhary, not the Election Commission.

Imran Khan has said that after the statement of Afzal Khan, Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif had no right to stay in the office and that he must resign within 24 hours.

On the other hand, Mr Sharif has responded that he will not resign.

Another former member of the Election Commission, Justice (retired) Riaz Kiyani has revealed that the statement of Mr Afzal Khan was not truth and that he was giving such statements against the Election Commission because the authorities did not extend his employment duration.

Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Mr Rana Sanaullah has also rejected the statement of Afzal Khan and said he had issued the statement as per the direction of Mr Imran Khan.