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MULTAN

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen has said that Imran Khan and PTI launched drive against status quo to get the poor quick justice.

He observed this while talking to the journalists here after attending the hearing of his petition in election tribunal against alleged electoral rigging in his constituency. The hearing of the petition is adjourned till November 24.

He added that the PTI could keep silent on the injustice of conventional political parties. He declared that the PTI would keep raising voice until the system of justice was introduced in the country.

He lashed out at information minister Parvez Rasheed and said that he should think before he speaks. “Who are the terrorists? Those who shot 100 disarmed citizens and killed 14 innocent people are the real terrorists but their killers are not being arrested,” he lamented. He said that the government committed terrorism itself and levelled allegations against others. Citing example, he said that an MNA of PML-N opened fire on PTI workers and injured nine but the terrorism allegations were levelled against PTI. He claimed that the rulers were rejected by the masses.

He reiterated his allegation that organized rigging was committed in his constituency to defeat him. Quoting a Nadra report, he said that it was mentioned in the report that 21,000 votes contained wrong NIC number while over 125,000 votes could not be verified. He said that he possessed proofs of massive rigging by the opponent candidate and the rigging would soon be proved before the court. He said that the degree of his opponent was also fake.

He lamented that although the election tribunals were supposed to decide petitions in 120 days, he could not get justice despite lapse of over 16 months. To a query, he warned the rulers to refrain from creating hurdles in way of PTI workers on November 30, saying neither could the ruler stop PTI workers on August 14 nor the sit-in ended. He declared that nothing could stop the flood of masses on November 30.

COMPENSATION PAID: About 90 per cent flood affectees of Multan have been paid compensation and just 10 per cent are remaining, disclosed District Coordination Officer, Zahid Saleem Gondal. Talking to the journalists after visiting rehabilitation centres here on Monday, he added that the verification process was underway to make payment to the remaining 10 per cent affectees. He said that the payment process was made fully transparent and Multan was the only district where timely payment was ensured. He said that the district administration was fully active to remove hurdles from the way of payments.