ISLAMABAD- PML-N MNA and Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq has criticized the PTI Chief Imran Khan, blaming him for creating anarchy in the country. The minister, however, held out the assurance that the government would investigate alleged vote riggings in four constituencies of Punjab on Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf’s demand. He was speaking to media persons at the Parliament House today. Saad Rafiq’s response came an hour after the PTI chief Imran Khan’s press conference in which he vowed to show the power of his ‘tsunami’ supporters at Islamabad’s D-Chowk on May 11, 2014 against irregularities in last year’s general elections. The PTI has challenged results of several constituencies in Punjab, a stronghold of PML-N politics, and other cities across the country, calling for recounting of votes.
PTI’s Hamid Khan has filed a petition to a local tribunal seeking recounting of votes in NA-125 (Lahore) won by Saad Rafiq. Saad Rafiq rejects PTI’s claims saying that he would quit the seat if his intervention in polling stations and vote rigging proved. “Imran Khan can’t digest development and stability of the country, he is bent upon creating anarchy by raising question marks on the democracy,” the PML-N leader said.
He claimed that the cricketer-turned-politician was attempting to influence the judiciary since the election tribunals had not issued Imran Khan’s ‘favourite’ rulings. “He takes U-turns daily and changes his stance but the nation will not accept the politics of force,” the minister said.