ISLAMABAD: President Mamnon Hussain issued an ordinance for the constitution of judicial commission on Friday. The commission was demanded by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), to probe the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections. For JC, Imran Khan led 126-days-long protest in Islamabad against PML-N’s federal government.
The commission will submit its reports with in 45 days.
Earlier, Government of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have signed an agreement for formation of a Judicial Commission to investigate alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.
The Minister of Finance, Ishaq Dar, and PML-N Secretary General Senator Zafar Iqbal Jhagra on behalf of the PML (N) and Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and Jahangir Khan Tareen on behalf of PTI signed seven-page agreement for the formation of Judicial Commission and promulgation of an Ordinance for setting up commission. Although accord has been signed by both parties but President Mamnoon Hussain will give the final permission that is likely to be issued today (Thursday).
Speaking to the media, Ishaq Dar said, “We have fulfilled our responsibility and now it’s the responsibility of other institutions.”
According to the agreement:
“The Commission will enquire into and determine whether or not: (a) the 2013 general elections were organised and conducted impartially, honestly, fairly, justly, and in accordance with law; and (b) the 2013 general elections were manipulated or influenced pursuant to a systematic effort or by design by anyone; and (c) the results of 2013 general elections, on an overall basis, are a true and fair reflection of the mandate given by the electorate.”