ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday welcomed the passage of a resolution in the US House of Representatives, seeking an impartial probe into the claims of irregularities during the February 8 general elections in the country, something that the Imran Khan-founded party has been campaigning ever since the nationwide polls. Expressing their support for democracy and human rights in Pakistan, the US lawmakers, many of whom have been speaking in PTI’s favour, have emphasised the need for the Pakistani public’s participation in the country’s democratic process. The former ruling party is among those opposing the results of the polls after its candidates faced immense hurdles in their run-up to their participation in the vote, leading them to participate as independent candidates and being deprived of their iconic bat symbol following a legal battle with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).The country’s two major parties — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) — along with other political parties, formed a coalition government in the Centre. Terming the development a move in the “right direction”, former president Arif Alvi lauded the massive majority in the resolution’s approval. “What a resounding condemnation by (368-7) of the unhinging of the democratic process in Pakistan by the US Congress. A positive push in the right direction, along the lines of our own constitution, for democracy, rule of law, civilian control over our armed forces (not vice versa), personal freedoms, etc,” he wrote on social site, X (formerly Twitter). The PTI leader drew similarities between the Resolution 901 and the Constitution of Pakistan about upholding democracy and citizens’ right to have a free and fair election. The ex-president also mentioned the key proposals and demands in the US resolution in his post.



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