LAHORE - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leadership on Sunday accepted the election results but hinted at discrepancy in the voter list of 2015.
Addressing a joint press conference here, PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen, Coordinator Chaudhry Sarwar and NA-122 candidate Abdul Aleem Khan said that PTI had received complaints regarding unauthorised changes in the voter lists of 2013. Jahangir said that PTI would constitute a committee to compare and contrast the voter list of 2013 and 2015 elections as voters had complained of unlawful deletion of their names from the voter list of 2015.
He said that the result of NA-122 by-polls had not affected the morale of PTI adding that PTI was fully ready for local bodies election and the lead of 3000 votes had proved that Lahore was not a fort of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N). PTI candidate Abdul Aleem Khan claimed that a worker of PTI chairman Imran Khan had managed to reduce the 2013 general elections lead of Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of 9000 to mere 3000 votes, adding that PTI would definitely gain great advantage and lead in the any upcoming contest with PML-N.
He said that PTI had managed to secure one provincial assembly seat as their candidate Shoaib Siddiqi in PP-147 had defeated PML-N candidate Mohsin Latif. He said it was rare that both provincial assembly seats of PP-147 and PP-148 belonged to PTI candidates. Chaudhry Sarwar said that Election Commission should be strengthened and alleged that government machinery was used to win the by-elections.