LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan Sunday said he himself wanted to boycott presidential elections, however, he added that on the request of the party’s candidate Justice (retd) Wajihuddin, he decided not to leave the field empty for the PML-N’s candidate.
Addressing a news conference here‚ Imran Khan said he sympathizes with the stand of opposition for boycotting the presidential elections but in his view taking part in elections is important.
He said democracy can move forward only if the presidency is neutral.
The PTI chief said that the party’s presidential nominee retired justice Wajihuddin is very competent and his integrity is beyond any doubt.
He said “We have serious reservations on the rigging in May 11 elections and we will keep raising our voice against it.”
He demanded to recheck the thumb impressions in four constituencies.
Referring to local bodies’ elections, he said PTI will ensure transparent elections in the province without using any state machinery and make it an example.