Rawalpindi Commissioner confesses to election rigging

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Rawalpindi commissioner Liaqat Ali Chattha confesses to rigging election
Liaqat Ali Chattha (Photo: Social media)

Recently, a senior bureaucrat in Pakistan has accepted his involvement in the rigging of the recent general elections in Pakistan. Commissioner of the garrison city of Rawalpindi, Liaqat Ali Chattha, said he would resign from his office and turn himself into the police.

He told reporters, ” We converted the losers into winners, reversing margins of 70,000 votes in 13 national assembly seats.” Also implicates the head of the election commission and the country’s top judge.

According to Al Jazeera, the commissioner stated that he was deeply involved in serious crimes like mega-election rigging in 2024 and said betraying his own country did allow him to sleep peacefully. “I should be punished for the injustice I have done and others who were involved in this injustice should also be punished,” he added.

Pakistan election commission has rejected Chattha’s allegations and said to hold an inquiry. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has claimed that this confession demonstrated how the state bureaucracy’s involvement in rigging in Pakistan is beginning to be exposed.

The confession along with various reports and videos flooded the social media which showcased the malpractices that occurred during and after the election. Booth rigging, and tampering with ballot boxes, as bags full of stamped ballot papers were found in the Mand area.

This shows how Rawalpindi’s ability to continuously select and puppet the facade of civilian authority through the ballot is nothing more than a barbaric display of power.

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