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Imran’s allegations over 2013 elections are baseless: Brig (r) Ranjha

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Director General of Anti-Corruption Establishment Punjab Brigadier (Retd) Muzaffar Ali Ranjha rejected has Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairperson Imran’s allegations that army helped Nawaz Sharif in the 2013 general elections.

In an interview with a private TV channel Imran had said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had the help of the army in the 2013 elections.

Imran alleged that a brigadier had helped Nawaz in Punjab during the last general elections. The PTI chairman emphasised that he had given a lot of thought to the matter before levelling the allegation.

“The allegations made by a party head after an investigation has been carried out over alleged rigging in last elections are baseless,” he remarked in an interview.

Ranjha stressed that a judicial commission should be made formed over the allegations levelled by Imran Khan.

“Imran should sign his statement and I will do the same. There should be strict punishment for the person proven wrong,” he remarked.

“Army played no part in 2013 elections. The army was busy fighting war against terrorism,” he said.

Former army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had strictly prohibited officials from interfering into politics, Ranjha said.

He also shared that Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif had appointed him as DG anti-corruption department after seeing his work as MI Punjab sector commander.

“He told me that the way I have worked, I will even improve the anti-corruption establishment, remarked Ranjha. “Shehbaz Sharif is the champion of national unity in Pakistan.”

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