Politics: (Fazal rejects PTI’s allegations)

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Capital Development and Administration and PML (N) leader Dr. Tariq Fazal Chaudhry has expressed the confidence that the tally of PML(N) seats of Chairman in Islamabad Capital Territory local government elections would cross thirty.

Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, he said PML(N) has won 22 seats, PTI 16 and independents 12 in Monday’s elections. He said four of the independents had applied for PML(N) tickets and they are staunch workers of the party. The party is also in touch with four others while the remaining four would also hopefully joint PML(N).

He rejected allegations of rigging levelled by PTI and said these are baseless. He said people have now become allergic of these allegations and want PTI to play a constructive role for their betterment.

He expressed gratitude of people of Islamabad for reposing confidence in the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. He said PML(N) fared well both in urban and rural areas of the capital. He said PML(N) made inroads even in those areas of the city which were previously considered to be strongholds of PTI.