ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Saturday took serious notice of the PTI chief Imran Khan’s allegation regarding the presence of government men in the ECP to rig 2018 general election.

Reacting to a statement of Imran Khan that the government had planted its men in the ECP to rig the 2018 election, the Commission clarified it was a prestigious national institution and was sincerely serving the nation for the constitutional assignment entrusted to it.

“It strives to conduct free, fair and impartial elections and expect the citizens of Pakistan to assist it in fulfilling this national responsibility,” it added.

The ECP regretted that such highly irresponsible statements undermined the institution.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf supremo Imran Khan talked to media in which he vowed to hit the streets once again before 2018 elections for fear of probable rigging without neutral ‘umpires’.

Imran Khan has been sporadically taking potshots at the Election Commission of Pakistan for alleged connivance in electoral rigging.