RTS Shutdown Investigation Completed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has completed its investigation into the RTS shutdown on the polling day 25th July 2018.

According to sources, the party had formed an investigating committee headed by PTI Parliamentary leader in the Senate Azam Swati to look into the Results Transmission System (RTS) fault.

The committee was also tasked with identifying those responsible and suggest necessary legal action against them.


The investigating team said that there is proof the General Election 2018 was free, transparent, and fair but that it has still recommended to carry out a forensic audit of the RTS shutdown.

Azam Swati is expected to meet PM Imran Khan on Saturday and brief him on the report findings of RTS shutdown.

The Election Commission of Pakistan, which introduced the RTS software for the July 25 Pakistan Election 2018. However, it faced severe criticism from political parties after election results 2018 were unusually delayed on polling day.

Opposition political parties have since then called the 25th July election rigged and demanded for an investigation into the RTS shutdown fault.

ECP secretary Babar Yaqoob on July 26, 2018 had said that the delay in announcing election results has not been caused by any ‘wicked conspiracy’ or pressure, as claimed by the opposition parties.

He had stated that the election results had been delayed due to the result transmission system malfunction while data was being entered into it.

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