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Pak's multi-party conference demands re-election

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

A multi-party conference (MPC) was called for by the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to concoct a strategy over the alleged rigging of the 2018.

Chaired by PML-N and (MMA) Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the MPC rejected the poll results and demanded a transparent re-election.

"The All Parties Conference has completely rejected the July 25, 2018 elections with consensus. We do not consider this election to be the mandate of the public, but a theft of people's mandate," The Dawn quoted Rehman, as saying.

Talking about Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), Rehman said the MPC does not accept the majority claimed by the party.

A movement will be launched and protests will be held to demand re-elections, the schedule for which would be decided in a day or two, he added.

The MPC was attended by (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq, Mohammad Zubair, Minister Hafeezur Rehman, and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider, Khan, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, National Party's Senator Mir Hasil Bizenjo, and several MMA leaders.

PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ayaz Sadiq, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and and (PSP) leaders Mustafa Kamal, and also participated in the Multi-Party Conference.

Peoples Party (PPP) in a press conference on Friday apologised for not having attended the meeting.

However, he told the media present there that his party, too, rejected the election process and the results.

He further demanded the resignation of the for failing to conduct transparent polls.

"We don't accept the results of the elections. PPP will sit in opposition in the centre," Geo News quoted Bilawal Bhutto, as saying.

As per the ECP's preliminary results, PTI has won 117 seats, followed by PML-N and (PPP), who are in the second (64 seats) and third positions (43 seats) respectively.

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First Published: Sat, July 28 2018. 01:48 IST