Pakistani Polling Officer Resigns Alleging Large Scale Rigging

The Commissioner of Rawalpindi Division in Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Chatta resigned from his post on Saturday to protest rigging during recently concluded general elections, reported The News International.

Before handing over his resignation, the Commissioner held a press conference at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. He admitted that “rigging” took place in Rawalpindi Division taking responsibility for it.

“We converted the losers into winners with 50,000 votes margin,” he claimed before surrendering himself before the police.

“We wronged the country…I should be executed in Rawalpindi’s Kachehri Chowk” he said.

The official claimed that he even attempted suicide this morning, The Express Tribune reported.

However, the Punjab government has rejected the allegation of rigging made by the senior official. Speaking to Geo News, Caretaker Information Minister Amir Mir said, “A few weeks before his retirement, he is making a political stunt. I think he wants to pursue a political career.”

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