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Pakistan

General Elections: ECP rejects Rawalpindi Commissioner's allegations after he resigns

  • Liaquat Ali Chattha says he is 'taking responsibility for all this wrongdoing'
Published February 17, 2024

Rawalpindi Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chattha announced on Saturday that he is resigning from his post in protest against electoral irregularities, Aaj News reported.

Following this, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said it rejected the allegations made by Chattha.

In a press conference at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium today, Chattha said “rigging” took place in the Rawalpindi Division polls.

“We converted the losers into winners with a margin of 50,000 votes," he claimed.

“I am taking responsibility for all this wrongdoing and telling you that the chief election commissioner and the chief justice are also involved in this,” he said.

He has also surrendered himself before the police.

In response, the ECP said it "strongly rejects the allegations levelled by Commissioner Rawalpindi on the chief election commissioner and the commission".

"No official of the election commission ever issued any instructions regarding changing election results to the Commissioner Rawalpindi," the ECP said in a statement.

It added that neither is the commissioner of any division ever appointed as a DRO, RO or presiding officer, nor do they ever play a direct role in the conduct of elections.

"The commission will conduct an inquiry into the matter as soon as possible," it added.

Since the February 8 general elections concluded, political leaders and parties have been protesting alleged rigging and delay on the issuance of poll results by the ECP.

Today, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is holding protests nationwide against the elections.

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KU Feb 17, 2024 02:28pm
Needs thorough investigation and ECP or others involved should be tried for crimes against Pakistan. The corrupt system has shamed us all.
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Johnny Walker Feb 17, 2024 03:23pm
So, according to ECP, the Commissioner is talking rubbish and has some other agenda. What a mess !!!
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Waseem Khan Baloch Feb 17, 2024 03:55pm
Waseemullah Khan Baloch thanks
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Aamir Feb 17, 2024 06:06pm
Total chaos. Who will take risk to invest into such a country. Rigged elections with a weak govt will ruin the economy
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Make in Pakistan Feb 17, 2024 10:52pm
A very valid question: in what capacity does he claim he helped rig the elections? Was he RO, DRO or PO?
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zh Feb 17, 2024 11:22pm
The denial by the ECP and the Chief Justice is expected. It is unlikely that they would readily accept their shinanigans.
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