Elections 2018 rigging: Parliamentary commission formed by NA

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Elections 2018 rigging: Parliamentary commission formed by NA

*ISLAMABAD - National Assembly has approved the formation of a parliamentary committee for investigation of alleged rigging in the July 25 general elections, SAMAA TV reported on Tuesday.*

The parliament’s lower house passed a motion authorising the speaker to constitute the committee.

The members and chairman of the committee will be selected in consultation with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has assured the house that the committee will be fully authorised to accomplish these objectives.

The PTI has nothing to hide as it believes in strengthening democratic norms and values, he said. “Transparency will not be compromised under any circumstances.”

PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also attended the session. While speaking to reporters, he demanded that the head of the committee should be from the opposition.