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PTI not to contest Senate election from whole country, says Imran Khan

JEDDAH: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on  Friday said the party will not participate in Senate elections in those areas where rigging was reported in last general election and his party will contest the elections where last general election was held fair and transparent, Geo News reported.

Earlier, addressing the press conference in Jeddah after offering Umrah, the PTI chief said that government intends to form a weak Judicial Commission (JC), adding that they cannot go back to the assemblies until the formation of powerful JC. 
 he said petrol crisis occurred because meritocracy was not given due consideration and fuel surcharges are back on as there was no real opposition.

He said former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry tried to hide the election rigging. He said that the Pakistan-India relations are worsening instead of improvement, adding that Narendar Modi is still running the election campaign.
He said all parties agree that elections were rigged. Both, Zardari and Sharifs, have joined hands and are reluctant in getting rigging and corruption investigated.
It is the quality of Sharif brothers and Zardari family is such that their assets soar while the nation gets poorer, he added.
PTI chairman criticized former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry stating that none of the judges has disappointed enough but him.
Referring to overseas Pakistanis, he said the relations with the world community were deteriorating while the embassies do not facilitate our people advising that the government must facilitate them and give them their due rights.
Transparent elections, free media and independent judiciary are imperative to a truly functioning democracy, Khan emphasized.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is the smallest province and is accommodating more than 3 million refugees whereas the money in the wake of war on terror comes straight to the federal government. All the responsibility and pressure rests on KP government’s shoulders while the federal government provides no extra funding to the province.
Imran Khan said the present government had broken the record of incompetence set by the government of Asif Ali Zardari.
Imran Khan said the government was trying to form a judicial commission without any authority.
Khan added he hoped the 2013 elections would be free and fair, however they turned out to be the most controversial.
According to Khan all parties in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab had accepted that rigging had taken place during the elections. “It is regretful that there are delays in forming the judicial commission.”
Imran Khan said funds were being collected for the Shaukhat Khanum Hospital in Peshawar which would be completed this year.

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