Islamabad [Pakistan], February 9
As results to the Pakistan Election face delays amid slow counting of votes, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has alleged that the mandate of people of Pakistan is being stolen. Imran Khan’s party said that every independent result showed PTI winning by a landslide despite pre-poll rigging and oppression.
PTI stated that votes of each candidate are tabulated at each polling station on the Form 45. Imran Khan’s party emntioned that copies of these forms have been collected by PTI candidate’s polling agents, which show them winning by large majority. However, returning officers are now manipulating the results using Form 47.
In a statement released on X, PTI stated, “Let the world know that the clear and overwhelming mandate of the people of Pakistan is being stolen. Despite unprecedented pre poll rigging & oppression, there was a record, massive turnout on polling day. Every independent result showed PTI winning by a landslide. Form 45s are the primary source of election results at the lowest level.”
“The votes for each candidate are tabulated at each polling station on the Form 45. Copies of these forms have been collected by PTI candidates’ polling agents, which show them winning by a large majority. However, Returning Officers are now manipulating the results using Form 47, which is a summary of all the Forms 45 from each polling station,” it added.
PTI alleged that there are reports of the polling agents getting abducted and forced to sign fake Form 45s. Imran Khan’s party said that it has video evidence of rigging. It said that the people of Pakistan would not accept the “rigged elections.”
In the statement posted on X, PTI stated, “Furthermore, there are reports of the polling agents getting abducted & forced to sign fake Form 45s. As per Election Act, it is mandatory to issue results (Form 47) by 2:00 am. Presence of candidate and their polling agents is also mandatory during counting & compilation of process of Form 47. However, both these requirements were not fulfilled. Reports are coming in of PTI nominated candidates losing suddenly in various constituencies now, after they had already won by a clear majority.”
“PTI has certified Form 45s, which prove the fraud taking place. PTI also has video evidence of rigging. Neither PTI nor the people of Pakistan will accept these massively rigged results. Manipulation of the people’s mandate will only lead to more chaos & further instability,” it added.