Imran Khan slams PML-N for using judges' issue for vested interests

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Islamabad, Mar. 29 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan has slammed PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif for trying to create a deadlock in the passage of 18th Amendment by linking the issue of judges' appointment with it.

"If the deadlock persists for a longer period on the issue, it will be fatal for the whole system and the democratic institutions as well," The Nation quoted him, as saying.

Addressing a press conference at the PTI Central Secretariat, Khan said that PML-N's stance on modus operandi of the appointment of judges had no moral justification, as the party was using the judges' name for its vested interests.

He further said that holders of fake degrees and matric pass politicians should have no say in judges' appointment.

"Among many lawmakers are those who got relief under the infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) as well as many having fake educational degrees," he said.

He demanded of the Government to establish an independent election commission to hold free and fair elections in Pakistan.

Khan also said that his party would go to the Supreme Court and Election Commission of Pakistan against the rigging carried out by PML-N in by-election.

He pointed out that the voters' turn over was very low in the by-election, while the numbers of votes cast was much higher than that of general elections.

He urged the government to install biometric system and handing over of polling process to National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) like India. (ANI)

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