LAHORE - PTI Information Secretary Shireen Mazari has said that her party has countless proofs of rigging but the opening of polling bags will provide additional evidences of irregularities done in May 2013 general elections.

Addressing meet the press programme at Lahore Press Club on Thursday, Mazari added the prime minister tried to create confusion by stating that Imran Khan has had no proofs of rigging. LPC president Arshad Ansari and Secretary Afzal Talib along with number of journalists earlier welcomed her in the press club.

“We will provide proofs and it is the mandate of the judicial commission to find who is involved in the rigging,” she held and termed the formation of JC as not only the success of the PTI but of the people of Pakistan. She said it was the first time in the country’s history that a commission had been formed to probe into the rigging.

To a question that whether Khan would seek forgiveness if JC termed the election transparent, she said the PTI was sure the rigging will establish and that the PTI chairman accept what would be the findings of the JC’s but there was no need of saying sorry on the commission’s final verdict.

Shireen Mazari regretted the prime minister had not bothered to inform the parliament about his recent visit to Saudi Arabia despite repeated call attention notices by PTI in the national assembly.

“The nation wants to know what was the purpose of the PM and COAS visit to KSA. The parliament passed a unanimous resolution in favour of country’s neutral role in Yemen conflict then why the PM rushed to Riadh and what he discussed over there,” she asked.

To another question, she replied the PTI chairman never called the parliament fake but Khan’s words were about the MNAs who won the election by rigging.

When asked about the dissolution of intra-party election tribunal and if there were differences within the party, Mazari held the PTI chairman accepted Justice Wajiuddin report on intra-party election but issuing directions for dissolution of PTI’s different wings/organizations was not the mandate of the commission. It was the mandate of the chairman to decide on the matter and how the organizations could be dissolved until the announcement of intra-party election date, she maintained. She added there were no differences within the party and Justice (rtd) Wajiuddin was a respectable person but he acted over his mandate.

About defeat in Karachi and cantonment polls, she said PTI achieved a lot in NA-246 by-poll and that the party acted very well in cantonment polls but somewhere it lost and examining the reasons.

Mazari expressed reservations over cyber crime bill proposed by the government and termed it against the freedom of speech. She said the PTI proposed various amendments in the bill and would resist its passing from the parliament.