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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 01/12/2012

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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) has said that soldiers should be deployed inside polling stations in sensitive areas to ensure transparency in the upcoming general election.

"Army personnel should be deployed inside polling booths to ensure transparent voting," PTI chief Imran Khan told journalists in Islamabad. Imran said he will forward his suggestion to the chief election commissioner at a meeting likely to be held next month.

He also stressed upon the need for early finalisation of electoral rolls. Imran said nobody had formally contacted him regarding the interim set-up.

"An independent interim set-up can ensure fair elections in Pakistan," he said, while stressing upon the need of an impartial caretaker prime minister.

About the party's internal elections, Imran hoped the polls will conclude by January 15 next year.

He said his party will never opt for a political alliance with the two traditional parties - Pakistan Muslim League-N and Pakistan People's Party - which according to him are supporting each other to prolong their struggle for power.

"PTI is yet to decide on seat adjustments with any political party," Imran said.

"Misdirected seat adjustments could lead towards the party's failure in the upcoming polls," he said.

Imran added that if his party failed, it will be his fault for choosing the wrong candidates. "Selection of the right candidates will pave the way for PTI's success in the general election."

 






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