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Senate passes motion to nominate ten members in rigging probe body

ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of Parliament on Friday passed a motion authorizing the Chairman Senate to nominate ten members in Parliamentary Committee investigating allegations of rigging in elections held on July 25, 2018.

Moved by State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan, the House approved this motion and also authorized the Chairman Senate to change the composition of Committee on election-rigging which will comprise 30 lawmakers including 10 Senators.

According to this motion, five Senators each will be from treasury and Opposition benches.
The Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani also admitted an adjournment motion for two-hour discussion in any of the next sittings. This motion was moved by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh and it was regarding the lack of modernization and internal accountability system in the Federal Investigation Agency due to which the Agency could not finalize the investigation in important cases.

Chairman, Standing Committee on Interior Abdul Rehman Malik presented fourth report of the Standing Committee on conduct of free, fair and transparent Elections/ Security of General Elections, 2018.

The House also passed three motions granting extension to Senate Standing Committees on Interior and Water Resources for presentation of their reports.

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