Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) has demanded resignation of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan over alleged rigging in the election 2018.

During a protest outside Press Club in Karachi, GDA leaders chanted slogans and rejected the general elections results. While addressing the rally, Nusrat Sahar Abbasi said Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) victory in Sindh was deliberate.

Bad days of Zardari league have started, she added.

On the other hand, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) also staged protest and leveled allegation of making favorite candidate prime minister on international conspiracy.

Earlier, Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Babar Yaqoob had rejected the All Parties Conference demand of resignation of CEC and asked the political parties to accept mandate of the people after the elections.

He said, “The ECP expresses its sadness over the APC statement regarding the resignation of Chief Election Commissioner. We reject and strongly condemn it as the July 25 polls were held in a free, fair and transparent manner.”

He said that issuing of such a statement by the political parties without any evidence was unfortunate and against reality. The secretary said, “till to date no rigging complaint had been registered with ECP throughout the country”.

He said that not respecting people of the country’s mandate due to personal interest is against the basic principles of democracy. “If any candidate has complaints then these will be dealt with as per the law and complaints should be filed according to the Constitution.”

He said, “We expect all candidates whether they won or lost to respect people’s mandate and not only accept the results but strengthen the democratic process.”

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