NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- ELECTION COMMISSION REPORT ON ELECTIONS 2008
GUESTS- SARWAR BARI, QAMAR ZAMAN KAIRA, ZAEEM QADRI, ALI KHAN
SARWAR BARI OF FAFIN said that election commission report on elections 2008 has further strengthened the doubts of FAFIN about rigging. He said that election commission itself has issued its report on the elections it not the recommendations of the observers. He said that the vote audit has become a compulsion after the release of election commission’s report. He said that in one constituency of Hafiz Abad more than 22000 rejected votes were included in the aggregate of the winning candidate. He said that there are 99 constituencies where number two candidate would have been a winner. He said that PML-N is the main beneficiary of the irregularities in the elections and independent candidates are on number two. He said that the elections results are issued on form#14 and in the last elections huge number of these forms were without the thumb impression and signatures of the PO and RO’s. He said that in the past the rigging used to be done during the poling process but this time it was done while preparing the results of the elections.
QAMAR ZAMAN KAIRA OF PPPP said that the election commission’s report is very serious and there should be investigation of at least few constituencies. He said that Zardari advised to Nawaz Sharif not become a royalty and open four constituencies for rigging investigations. He said that SC should investigate the elections rigging now. He said that Imran Khan is saying that theft has been done to him and it should be investigated that who is responsible. He said that he will advise to Zaeem Qadri to make a forum where the complaints could be filed against the rigging.
ZAEEM QADRI OF PML-N said that Nawaz Sharif himself has announced to form a judicial commission comprised of the SC judges. He said that it is not correct to say that the RO’s were helping the candidates of PML-N only.
ALI KHAN OF PTI said that he denies the statement of PML-N that the last elections were transparent. He said that so far huge irregularities are found in all the constituencies opened for investigations of rigging. He said that the government is asking to PTI to prove the rigging. He said that every political party is complaining for rigging so the government should conduct the investigations.