If all the evidence is in ballot bags, what do you have?

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LONDON: Responding to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan’s call to reopen ballot bags, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked Wednesday what proof the PTI had if all the evidence of electoral rigging was inside the ballot bags.

“If all the evidence is in ballot bags, what do you have? They asked for vote recount in the past, but what happened was that we ended up winning by a bigger margin,” he said.

The prime minister was speaking to reporters as he ended his visit to Britain and was about to depart back for Pakistan.

Sharif said the PTI had previously raised similar demands to reopen ballot bags in some constituencies in Punjab but had suffered embarrassment.

“Such kind of politics should not happen in Pakistan,” he said.

Sharif expressed satisfaction over results of the local bodies’ elections in cantonment boards which had proved favorable for the PML-N, and said that it was a positive sign for his party. He claimed that results would be better if local government elections are held throughout Pakistan.


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