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Asfandyar Wali demands LB Re-Election in KP

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PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali on Wednesday demands Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to break up the provincial assembly over failing to carry out free and transparent local bodies elections in KP.

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In a media briefing following the party meeting, Wali expressed that government is duty-bound to maintain law and order in the province during LB polls. Justifying his demand, he said PTI government has failed to ensure a rigging-free election in the province. So, PTI should either dissolve the assembly or accept the suggestion to holding re-elections.

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He mocks at PTI leadership over the arrest of former information minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain. He maintained that they also know how to settle the score, and that ANP’s leaders aren’t afraid of jails as they have been surviving operation in the past as well.

He also said that although Imran Khan has given a clue to holding LP polls in the province again but how can they allow a ‘thief’ become a guard after what had took place.

He requested the federation to empower the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in order to ward off the instances for any party to claim about rigging.

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