ISLAMABAD: The federal government has written to the chief justice of Pakistan requesting him to nominate three judges for a judicial commission, as a follow-up of the prime minister's call for the Supreme Court to probe allegations of rigging in last year's elections.
In a letter addressed to the Supreme Court (SC) Registrar, Law Secretary Barrister Zafarullah Khan said that the government has decided to constitute a 'commission of inquiry' under the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1956 (VI of 1956), consisting of three sitting judges, to inquire into the allegations leveled by certain political leaders regarding the general elections of 2013 with the following Term of Reference:
“Whether the allegations leveled 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.”
It is, therefore, requested that the suitable nominations may be sent to this ministry identifying the names of three judges, the letter stated.
An image of the letter can be viewed below:
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Imran does not accept most state institution like Parliament, Election Commision, the PM, the police force. Is there anything left?
Judges in not a problem for PMLN historically.
Imran has no vision. He will not accept the decision of honourable court. He wants to create agitation.
Good decision by the respected court.
PTIs long march is quite unconstitutional. PTI is led by an immature person. Decision of court should be implemented.
Nothing constructive will come out from the biased judiciary or its commission.
Great maturity shown by Prime Minister. He is the most mature and civilized leader in Pakistan.
The present CJP will not be different because they are from crops of Iftikhar,very discipline-were all on same page on every judgement(monopoly) in the past-never heard any where in the world.
there will be no justice,,from hand picked judges... by Ch.Iftikar
All efforts by PM Nawaz are too late. The way both Imran khan and Tahir ul Qadiri's requests and efforts have been handled/responded is enough for a sensible person to resign. Jubb daant kae neechey aatey hain tou maafiyan mangtae hain. Now islamabad would have to face the consequences.
The decision of Govt. To resolve the political issue of great concern should be welcomed by the public and the political leaders. It would lead to political solution of the political issues rather than using power or looking at security institutions.
Three judge dream team would consist of Chief justice Chaudhry Iftikhar, Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, and Justice Riaz Kayani. They will be brought back from retirement just like retired police officers aka. Gullu Butts.