PTI decides to move court against 2008 polls


The News International

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has decided to move court to get the February 2008 polls declared null and void, alleging the elections were held with bogus voter lists.

Flanked by PTI Lahore President Region Mian Mehmood ul Rasheed and Dr Yasmin Rashid, PTI Secretary Information Omar Sarfaraz Cheema demanding fresh polls said parliament, which came to existence as a result of 2008 polls, had no legal validity after it was proven that 45 percent votes included on voter lists were bogus.

Citing the data of NADRA, Omar Sarfaraz Cheema said over 30.2 million people were not given the right to vote despite the fact that they possessed the National Identity Cards (NICs). He said that every year, 1.8 million youths were reaching the age of 18 but under a planned scheme, they were deprived of their right to vote.

Omar Cheema stated that the ‘so-called democratic parties’ were ruling the country on bogus votes for which they should feel ashamed of themselves. “Bogus parliament should be declared null and void, and fresh polls under an independent election commission should be held now” said Omar. To a question, he said the PTI was adopting the legal way and if necessary, it might also launch a movement against the corrupt rulers.

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