‘What do accusers have if evidence is in ballot bags?’ asks PM Nawaz

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LONDON: In response to the call of the president of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Imran Khan to reopen the bags voting, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered Wednesday that tests had the PTI if all evidence of electoral rigging in the bags voting.

“If all the evidence is in bags of voting, what do you have? They asked recount in the past, but what happened was we ended up winning by a bigger margin,” he said.

The prime minister was speaking to journalists as he concluded his visit to Britain and was about to return from Pakistan.

Sharif said the PTI had previously raised similar demands to reopen the bags voting in some constituencies in Punjab, but had suffered shame.

“Such a policy should not happen in Pakistan,” he said.

Sharif expressed his satisfaction with the results of the elections of local bodies cantonment boards had been favorable to the PML-N, and said it was a positive sign for his party. He said the results would be better if local elections were held throughout Pakistan.

He said British Prime Minister David Cameron was going to participate in elections, which is being seen as a contest of “neck-in-neck.”

The prime minister said Britain has always been a good friend of Pakistan and the two countries have always enjoyed a very warm relationship.

Speaking on the Economic Corridor between China and Pakistan (CPEC), the Prime Minister said this was not a loan but an investment by China, which will benefit Pakistanis.

He hoped that the various projects included in the agreements signed with China will eliminate the energy crisis in Pakistan while boosting the economy and provide employment opportunities to the people of Balochistan and other areas through the corridor.

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