Rigging allegations: President issues ordinance to form judicial commission

Published April 3, 2015
Jehangir Tareen represented the PTI in talks, while Ishaq Dar represented the government. After both parties assented to the points of the agreement, the government gave consent for the formation of the judicial commission. ─ DawnNews screengrab
Jehangir Tareen represented the PTI in talks, while Ishaq Dar represented the government. After both parties assented to the points of the agreement, the government gave consent for the formation of the judicial commission. ─ DawnNews screengrab

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain today issued an ordinance to proceed with the formation of a judicial commission to investigate allegations of rigging in the 2013 general elections, a demand made by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) during the party's 126-day-long sit-in in Islamabad last year.

The PTI has been saying that its return to the National Assembly depends upon the formation of the commission to investigate rigging allegations.

After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week gave the go ahead to a draft agreement for setting up the judicial commission, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announced the signing of an agreement between the PTI and PML-N for the formation of the aforementioned.

Also read: PML-N, PTI finally sign judicial commission MoU

According to the signed agreement, the judicial commission will investigate the matter preferably within 45 days of its making.

Jehangir Tareen represented the PTI in talks, while Ishaq Dar represented the government. After both parties assented to the points of the agreement, the government gave consent for the formation of the judicial commission.

More on this: Is the judicial commission ‘constitutional’?

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