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Govt writes to SC for constitution of commission on ‘rigging’

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday sent a letter to the Supreme Court of Pakistan for the constitution of a Commission of Inquiry to enquire into allegations levelled by the PTI regarding rigging in the 2013 general election.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the nation on Tuesday night, announced formation of the commission to address the grievances of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan. The letter written by Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights Secretary Barrister Zafarullah Khan to the Registrar of the Supreme Court calls for the constitution of the commission under the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1956.
The letter states that the Federal Government has decided to constitute a commission comprising three sitting judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan to enquire into the allegations levelled by certain political leaders regarding the general election. The Term of Reference states: “Whether the allegations levelled by Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, that the General Elections of 2013 were manipulated or influenced by anyone for the benefit of a political party or individuals, have any basis in fact or law, and if so, to fix responsibility thereof.” 

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