The National Assembly Thursday agreed to form a committee to investigate the allegations of rigging in general elections.
The offer for the formation of the Committee was made by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while responding to the concerns of Pakistan
Tehrik-e-Insaf regarding election rigging.
The Interior Minister said the committee should be given a timeframe of one month to complete its findings and proposals. He said the committee should be fully authorized to summon former caretaker Prime Minister and caretaker Chief Ministers in order to expose the truth to the public. He said those involved in rigging should be de-seated.
Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah welcomed the government’s decision to form a committee on election rigging and electoral reforms.
The Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi asked the heads of the parties to nominate their members for a meeting tomorrow on terms of reference of the committee.