ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on called on Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sardar Raza Khan on Wednesday.
 
PTI leaders Jehangir Khan Tarin and Asad Umar were accompanying Imran Khan at the meeting during which PTI chief said he was assured by the CEC that shortcomings committed in the last general election would not be repeated in the future. PTI chief demanded deployment of army in the upcoming by-polls.
 
Talking to media after the meeting, Khan said he was pleased to learn that the chief election commissioner has initiated action over the shortcomings of the electoral body in the light of Judicial Commission’s report.
 
He announced that his party would hold a protest against the Election Commission September 4, reiterating his demand that all the four members of the ECP must resign as they had lost moral ground after judicial commission’s report.
 
Imran Khan said he also requested the chief election commissioner to let the judges of Election Tribunals work as long as they were hearing pending cases, and stop the misuse of development fund. 
 
The PTI chairman said the government is trying to influence the upcoming Local Government elections and by-polls through development funds.
 
Imran Khan said the CEC has assured me that he would take action if any evidence of development funds issuance would be provided to him. 
 
Sources said CEC asked PTI chairman Imran Khan to review his decision of holding protest against the Election Commission however he vowed to hold protest.
 
Imran Khan also expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of seasonal legal expert Abdul Hafeez Pirzada.