Imran Khan Makes Inaccurate Claims About Rigging in NA-260 By-Election

Quetta: Imran Khan, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) has made inaccurate claims about rigging in NA-260 By-elections using an old video of 2013.
JUI-F had won the by-election for NA-260 after a close battle with BNP. PTI candidate just scored 2,800 votes out of the 128,000 votes polled in the by-election.
On 16th July Imran Khan Tweeted a Video with the caption “How can such blatant rigging go unpunished by ECP? No wonder people of Pakistan have no confidence in ECP.”

Just after three hours of the tweet, senior journalist and Anchor person Hamid Mir also tweeted about “evidence” of rigging in NA-20 by-elections and urged Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to stop the notification of NA-260. Although he did not directly mention the evidence but he was referring to the video tweeted by Imran khan for the obvious reason as there was no other evidence.

The video tweeted by Imran Khan as “Evidence” was actually uploaded on Youtube on 26th November 2013.
Screenshot showing date of upload of video
Following is the video

Although the claim was not taken seriously after revelation of the fact that video was old but still question marks were raised on the credibility of both Imran Khan and Hamid Mir.
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Adnan Aamir is founder and Editor of Balochistan Voices. He also works as an independent journalist covering politics, economy, and development. He is Digital Security Fellow of Reporters Without Borders 2019. He has also completed Chevening South Asian Journalism fellowship from the University of Westminster in 2018.