Rulers’ en­tire at­ten­tion on rig­ging in next elec­tion: Elahi

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD/LA­HORE—Pak­istan Mus­lim League (PML) se­nior cen­tral leader and for­mer Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Ch Parvez Elahi has said that the govt is nei­ther con­cerned nor wor­ried about prob­lems and dif­fi­cul­ties of the peo­ple, Ma­jlis Wah­dat Mus­limeen hunger strike camp con­tin­u­ing for 40 days or any other seg­ment of so­ci­ety peace­ful protest, it has fo­cused its en­tire at­ten­tion on rig­ging in the next gen­eral elec­tion.

He said this while talk­ing to me­dia along with MNA Tariq Bashir Cheema, Muham­mad Basharat Raja and other lead­ers in the hunger strike camp of Ma­jlis Wah­dat Mus­limeen in Is­lam­abad Tues­day.

He said that th­ese peo­ple are protest­ing for last 40 days in the fed­eral cap­i­tal for last 40 days but where is the govt., no­body should be sup­pressed or op­pressed, the sin­ners should be pun­ished and in­no­cent pro­vided shel­ter, no ac­tion should be taken against them.

Ma­jlis Wah­dat Mus­limeen Sec­re­tary Gen­eral Raja Nasir Ab­bas ex­pressed grat­i­tude to Ch Parvez Elahi for sol­i­dar­ity with the op­pressed and con- demned in­a­p­a­thy of the govt in very strong words.

Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion about his meet­ing with Op­po­si­tion leader Syed Khur­shid Shah yes­ter­day, Ch Parvez Elahi said that we have ap­prised him about all our ap­pre­hen­sions re­gard­ing nom­i­na­tion of the favourite mem­bers in the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion for rig­ging once again in the elec­tion by the govt and said that mis­take of 2013 should not be re­peated, full debate should be held about names of mem­bers of the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion and essen­tially there should be una­nim­ity among all par­lia­men­tary par­ties in their se­lec­tion and for this the Op­po­si­tion leader should give rep­re­sen­ta­tion to all par­ties in the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee, if the present system con­tin­ues then next elec­tion will also be rigged and like 2013 our ap­pre­hen­sions will prove right.

In re­ply to an­other ques­tion, Ch Parvez Elahi said that how can re­sults of elec­tion be ac­cepted held un­der such Com­mis­sion whose mem­bers have la­bel of a po­lit­i­cal party and there is big ques­tion mark about their “amanat, diyanat” and im­par­tial­ity.—NNI Sahi­wal, Mul­tan, Hazara, Malakand, Peshawar, Mar­dan, Ko­hat, Bannu, D.I Khan di­vi­sions, FATA, Is­lam­abad, Gil­git-Baltistan and Kash­mir.

While hot and dry to pre­vail else­where in the coun­try. A low pres­sure lies over cen­tral parts of the coun­try with its trough ex­tend­ing south-east­ward. Mod­er­ate moist currents from Ara­bian sea are pen­e­trat­ing up­per and cen­tral parts of the coun­try and likely to con­tinue dur­ing next 48 hours.A west­erly wave is likely to af­fect up­per parts of the coun­try on Tues­day (evening/night) and may per­sist dur­ing next 2-3 days. —APP

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