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Opposition presents ToRs to parliamentary committee on poll rigging

ISLAMABAD: The opposition on Thursday presented Terms of references (TORs) to investigate the alleged electoral rigging in a session of the parliamentary committee constituted to probe rigging in General Elections 2018.


The opposition parties presented the TORs in written form to the government during a meeting of the committee’s subcommittee held with Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood chair.


During the meeting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah said that there was no need to give a written stance on article 225 of Pakistan s constitution, it is clear that this article is not an obstacle to the investigation.


On the occasion, Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s (PPP) Naveed Qamar the sub-committee had a time of two-week time but no draft was presented by the government, however, the government s positive attitude would be seen when the investigation started, adding that the government has struck on the issue that Parliament has not got an option to investigate rigging.


The committee s convener Shafqat Mahmood while clarifying about government s intention said that the government moved forward the process without discussing the Article 225 of constitution, saying, PTI govt never objected to making a parliamentary committee.


After reviewing TORs presented by the opposition, the govt will present its draft at next meeting on November 28.

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