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October 19, 2019
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’35 punctures’ was a political statement, Imran

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has confessed that his claim of ’35 punctures’ during Dharna was not more than a political statement.

“The claim refers to alleged electoral rigging in 35 constituencies of Punjab, was just a political statement,” said Imran during an exclusive interview with Hamid Mir’s program ‘Capital Talk’ on Wednesday

When asked about why he shied away from bringing up the issue of ’35 punctures’ before the judicial commission probing the rigging allegations,  Khan replied that Brigadier (Retd) Samson Simon heard about the ’35 punctures’ from Agha Murtaza Poya and that a message of ’35 punctures’ was shared on social media in a tweet.

“Political statement means that Brigadier Samson told us, he heard it from Agha Murtaza Poya, and so it was tweeted and became the ’35 punctures’,” he said.

Imran Khan during interview claimed that his party had still succeeded in proving that organised rigging was carried out in the general elections of 2013.