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Govt asks Supreme Court to form commission over alleged poll rigging

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Federal Government on Wednesday approached apex court of the country to form a commission to investigate into the rigging of general election 2013.

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Federal Secretary Law Barrister Zafarullah Khan wrote a letter to the Registrar of Supreme Court of Pakistan Syed Tahir Shahbaz appealing the apex court to form an inquiry commission under Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 1956.

On August 12 (Tuesday) while addressing to the nation Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that the federal government has decided to appoint a Commission of Inquiry consisting of three judges of the Supreme Court to investigate into the allegations drawn by the Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan about the ways of the general elections 2013.

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Sub section (1) of Section 3 of the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 1956 (VI of 1956) provides that the federal government may, if it is of the opinion that it is necessary so to do by notification in the official Gazette appoint a Commission of Inquiry for the purpose of making an inquiry into any definite matter of the public importance and performing such functions and within such time as may be specified in the notification and the Commission so appointed shall make the inquiry and perform the functions accordingly.

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