Results of LG, by-polls, validated 2013-Election: Ayaz

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Results of Local Government (LG) and by-elections in various constituencies have validated the general elections-2013, setting aside rigging allegations, said former Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Friday.
In his first address after being re-elected as MNA, he said,
“Elections of October 11 and LG Polls of October 31 have stamped
the validity of the general elections 2013.”
After taking oath as MNA along with Dr Shazia Soomro, Riazul
Haq and Babar Nawaz Khan, he said rigging allegations were also
set aside by the decisions of Election Tribunal, and General
Election Inquiry Report by the Commission.
He said now recent LG elections results have also proved
that election-2013 were not rigged in any manner.
He said the decision of Election Tribunal, which had
ordered re-poll in NA-122, even did not mention the rigging
in that constituency.
He thanked Allah Almighty for vindicating him through
by-election of October 11 as he was re-elected as MNA from
NA-122, adding “I had put up my case before the public court,
which decided in my favour.”
He lamented that those who had been raising voice against
the Parliament, were now sitting in the House, and said they
should decide where did they stand now.
He said people wanted the elected members to play their
role in the parliament as they had not voted them just to
resign afterwards.
Ayaz said he prefers to think about progress of the country
instead of just beating drums, and urged all parliamentarians
to give preference to national interests over their own
interests.
He said somebody should be held responsible for losses
of billions of rupees inflicted during the PTI’s 126-day
sit-in to the national exchequer.
He said “We must think of the country and should refrain
from leveling allegations.”
He expressed gratitude to those who supported him in the
by-polls.
Earlier, parliamentarians gave a warm welcome to Ayaz
Sadiq on his arrival in House by desk-thumping.