ISLAMABAD–Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Friday said that the matter of establishment of judicial commission to probe rigging in the General Elections 2015 could be resolved within half an hour if Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supports the government. He expressed these views while talking to the media in Islamabad.
He said that the government wants that judicial commission be established to probe rigging in elections. He said that the government needs PTI’s support of some clauses for its establishment.
Dar said that PTI wants to have the investigations done by the commission inclusive of all the rigging related petitions but this act would imply that rigging has been done intentionally.
To include such a word in the Terms of Reference (TORs) of the establishment of judicial commission would be equivalent to plead guilty of rigging, he added.
Dar further said that there is nothing in the amended draft of judicial commission to negate it.Meanwhile, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has promised that the government would surely form a judicial commission on PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s demand.
“Like the news of Imran Khan’s nikah, the nation will soon hear another big news about set up of a judicial commission. We want to form this commission so that Mr. Khan doesn’t honeymoon at Islamabad’s D-Chowk,” he said.
He stated this while talking to media after launch of national “Annual Statues of Education Report Pakistan-2014” in Islamabad on Thursday. He said the government was committed to forming judicial commission proposed by PTI.
Ahsan Iqbal said government wants to remove concerns of religious parties and Wafaaq-ul-Madaaris on special courts.
Khan has given PML-N government Jan 18 deadline for formation of the judicial body to probe into alleged vote rigging in last year’s general elections, a key demand of Khan for which he led a four-month long protest camping in Islamabad.
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