Monday, 17 December 2018

Pak polls ‘stolen’, results ‘tainted’: Nawaz Sharif

In his first reaction over the general election results, Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has alleged that the polls had been “stolen” and warned that the “tainted and dubious results would cast a “bad impact” on the country’s politics.

Talking to visitors in Adiala Jail on Thursday, the incarcerated leader of the PML-N expressed his reservations over the elections results in Faisalabad, Lahore and Rawalpindi, the Dawn reported.

He said his party candidates in these areas were in very stable position but they had been declared defeated candidates.

Thursday was a meeting day for Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired Capt Muhammad Safdar, who were imprisoned after they were convicted by an accountability court over the family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London.

A number of party leaders, who visited the jail, quoted Sharif as saying that Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had been made victorious in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa despite its previous government’s bad performance in the province.

Sharif said that Khan’s position was much weaker this time than in 2013 when last general elections were held.

He said the polls had been stolen and the “tainted and dubious results would cast a “bad impact” on the country’s politics, the daily reported.

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