ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Friday though his party was not happy with the verdict of Supreme Court regarding the new date, they would contest the presidential election as per the schedule given by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

While addressing media persons at the PTI central office in the federal capital, Imran Khan said, “Justice (r) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed would contest the presidential election.” Imran Khan said PTI would not give free space to PML-N and its candidate, Justice (r) Wajih-ud-Din Ahmed who is an upright and honest person beyond any doubt would contest the presidential election though the party was not happy with the revised election schedule, he added.

Talking about the ECP’s role regarding the presidential election, the PTI chairman regretted that the institution did not play its independent and due role and the time given for running the campaign and completing preparations was quite insufficient, he further said.

Imran Khan appreciated Jamaat-e-Islami for supporting the PTI candidate in the presidential election. He endorsed the PPP reservations and concerns in this regard. Imran Khan recalled that a historic rigging was committed in the General Elections 2013 on May 11, adding he had demanded a thorough investigation into the charges of rigging in four constituencies otherwise PTI would be forced to come on the roads after Eidul Fitr.