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Mahmood Achakzai alleges rigging; threatens to launch campaign 

By News Desk

February 10, 2024 02:54 PM


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Alleging that the results of elections in three National Assembly (NA) and six Balochistan Assembly constituencies, from where the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) candidates were winning, were changed, the party Chairman and Pakhtoon nationalist, Mahmood Khan Achakzai on Saturday said he would launch a campaign if exact results were not announced by 12: 00 PM tomorrow, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.   

Addressing a press conference in Quetta, Achakzai also announced that he would not go to the National Assembly until and unless the results were announced. “We want to get our right. Otherwise, we will boycott the parliament,” he threatened.

He called upon the chief election commissioner to take notice of the situation and intervene.

He, however, made it clear that although some people wanted the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PMAP) to stay away from the parliament, still the party would protest peacefully. “It is the party’s high command that will decide what would be the mode of our protest,” the PMAP chairman said.

Achakzai said that his party wanted democracy to flourish and equal treatment of the country’s ethnic groups.  

He said that the former prime minister and ex-PTI chairman Imran Khan was his friend. “PTI candidates who contested the election as independents really showed the courage,” PMAP chairman said.


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