General Elections 2018 rigging: Federal government announces important decision

General Elections 2018 rigging: Federal government announces important decision

ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday said the government was ready to constitute a commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election, as per demand of the opposition.

Responding to the allegations leveled by Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in a video message, he said the opposition had so far failed to elaborate the nature of the rigging allegations. Also the opposition had not yet submitted Terms of References (TORs) to probe the alleged rigging charges.

He regretted that the opposition was using the issue of election rigging as a political stunt that too without producing any concrete evidence in this regard. The opposition should better present concrete proposals to probe the alleged rigging.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Azam Khan Swati had done a commendable job regarding inefficiency of Result Transmission System (RTS).

Denying opposition’s allegations of curtailing China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, he said the government would complete all CPEC projects besides ensuring transparency and effectiveness.

Regarding increase in gas, fertilizer and electricity prices, he said the government had not increased their prices. The PML-N government had destroyed the gas, electricity and fertilizer departements ,he added.

He said the government was resolving the issue of circular debts.

Strongly denying the allegations of revenge leveled by Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were convicted and sent to Adiyala Jail during the government of his own party Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and accusations of leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehaz Sharif was surprising and astonishing. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam were facing corruption allegations and could not prove the source of their income and assets,he added.

He said nobody had ever made such whooping money in such a short period of time.

He said the PTI government was taking measures to steer the country out of crisis. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan was the man of commitment as everybody the believes that he woud spend the donated amount honestly and at the right place.

He said the government had assumed that the opposition would announce donations in dam fund, instead they resorted to criticizing the donation appeal. Opposition members should have donated at least $ 1,000 each in the dams fund. Their donated amount would be spent on construction of dams.