Pakistan

Rigging probe: Commission seeks ‘supporting evidences’ from parties

ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the judicial commission, formed to probe ‘rigging’ in general elections of 2013, decided to invite proposals from political parties who contested the last year polls to furnish material or evidence on fair and honest holding of the elections, ARY News reported Thursday.

General Elections Inquiry Commission has invited proposals from the political parties, to submit supporting material or evidence for its consideration to determine whether elections were organized and conducted impartially, honestly, fairly, justly and in accordance with law.

The meeting of the Commission was held at the Supreme Court building in Islamabad today with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Nasirul Mulk in the chair.

The Commission says proposals should be in the form of brief statement accompanied by supporting evidence or material to be submitted to the Secretary to the Commission by 15th of this month. The first public hearing by the Commission would be held the following day at 1pm in Court Room No.1 of the Supreme Court at Islamabad.

Any person or a counsel appearing on behalf of a political party would produce due authorization from the head of the party.

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