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PM Nawaz will address the nation today on Judicial Commission report

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to address the nation today to take it into confidence over the upshots of the Judicial Commission formed to look into rigging allegations related to 2013 general elections.

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The Inquiry Commission sent a report to Prime Minister House containing the details about alleged rigging in the 2013 general election following which Nawaz Sharif called his legal advisors for a briefing on the report.

According to the spokesperson of Prime Minister House, the teal will brief the Prime Minister on the report and subsequently the report will be uploaded on the webpage of the Ministry of Law.

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As soon as news about the submission of the report was aired on TV channels, the PML-N leaders began claiming that the commission had nullified all the allegations of systematic and organized rigging in the polls levelled by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Earlier, the commission comprising three judges headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk had held 39 sittings and finished the hearing on July 3.

The commission – formed under a presidential ordinance on April 3 after months of political war between PTI and the ruling party PML-N – had started proceedings on April 9. It recorded evidences of 69 witnesses, which include politicians, government and judicial officers and journalists.

Earlier, PTI had staged an epic sit-in that lasted for 126 days in Islamabad last year to manifest its demands for a judicial inquiry into the rigging allegations.

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