Imran Khan advocates for EVMs to tackle poll rigging in Pakistan; Here's what he said

Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder lamented the alleged sabotage of introducing EVMs by the Election Commission of Pakistan, certain political entities, and the 'establishment.'

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In a recent statement, imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can resolve election rigging concerns. Khan's remarks were made during a conversation with journalists at Adiala jail, following developments in the Al-Qadir Trust case involving his wife, Bushra Bibi, and associates.

"If there were electronic voting machines today, the rigging issue would have been resolved within an hour," stated Imran Khan, as reported by Dawn. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder lamented the alleged sabotage of introducing EVMs by the Election Commission of Pakistan, certain political entities, and the 'establishment.'

Imran Khan calls legal action 

Khan called for legal action, including high treason proceedings, against those accused of manipulating election outcomes. While acknowledging protests against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the US, he distanced himself from anti-army sentiments expressed during the demonstrations.

Highlighting electoral discrepancies, Khan claimed that PTI gained over 30 million votes, surpassing the combined total of 17 other political parties. He criticized the denial of PTI's electoral symbol and its share of reserved seats, equating such actions to treason under Article 6 of the Constitution.

Imran Khan to challenge Peshawar High Court's decision 

The ex-PM announced plans to challenge the Peshawar High Court's decision on reserved seats in the Supreme Court, insisting that the Election Commission cannot reallocate PTI's seats to other parties.

Shifting the focus to Pakistan's economic challenges, Khan criticized the current government's handling, labeling it unsustainable due to a fragile economy. He defended PTI's economic decisions, citing inherited deficits and the necessity of IMF assistance.

Regarding recent political interactions, Khan also commented on a meeting between his party's Chief Minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and PM Shehbaz Sharif, advising against publicized photo sessions.