The PTI has filed a constitutional petition seeking the revision of electoral rolls and reform of the electoral process.
Disclosing the details of the Constitutional petition filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the PTI Chairman Mr. Imran Khan stated in a press conference in Islamabad that the recent revelation by the Election Commission that almost 44 percent of the registered are bogus has made the status of the present assemblies and the government dubious.
A government formed on bogus votes does not represent the people of Pakistan and nor can it be expected to protect the vital interests of Pakistanis. He said a political mafia is ruling Pakistan that gets elected through bogus votes. He said the only hope for a democratic change in Pakistan rests around an independent election commission and new electoral lists.
The PTI Chairman Imran Khan stated that the purpose of filing the election petition is to force the government and the Election Commission under the directives of the Supreme Court to:
i. Prepare fresh electoral rolls eliminating all bogus votes and introducing and incorporating the new eligible votes that can be verified from the database and record of Respondent No. 2 (NADRA).
ii. To prepare the electoral roll in a manner that should include the name of a voter in such electoral area wherein his address mentioned on the CNIC of the voter exists.
iii. To introduce electronic voting machine for the use of voters in the future general elections.
iv. To include the photographs of the voters in its electoral rolls in the future elections.
Mr. Imran Khan said that to save Pakistan from a bloody revolution or complete chaos, it is essential that the right of franchise be ensured to the people of Pakistan so that the change that the people of Pakistan are yearning for can be achieved peacefully and through the ballot box.