Imran Khan’s party Tehreek-e-Insaf reached the Supreme Court regarding the results of rigging in Pakistan elections.

New Delhi: The party of jailed former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan approached the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the results of the February 8 general elections, alleging widespread rigging.

Khan has already declared the entire process the ‘mother of all rigging’ and has been insisting that the mandate of his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was stolen due to rigging.

The party claimed that it won 180 seats in the National Assembly through independent candidates supported by the party, however, rigging ensured that the number was reduced to only 92 seats, thus eliminating any chance of coming back to power.

Senior PTI leader Sher Afzal Marwat told media persons that he had moved the apex court against election fraud.

He also said that he has challenged the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and other members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The petition comes two days after the apex court disposed of a petition seeking annulment of the elections and imposed a fine of Rs 0.5 million on one of the petitioners, a former army officer, for failing to appear in court after filing the petition. Has come later.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), another former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif-led party, won 75 seats, while Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stood third with 54 seats. Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has 17 seats.

Given the constitutional provision that a party must win 133 of the 265 seats contested in the 266-member National Assembly to form the government, the PML-N and PPP have agreed to a power-sharing deal to form a new coalition government.

Under this arrangement, PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif is projected as the prime ministerial candidate, while PPP’s Asif Ali Zardari is to become president, effectively eliminating the possibility of the former Khan returning to power. .

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