SC forms judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 polls

Published: April 8, 2015
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Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk will head the three-member comission PHOTO: APP

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk will head the three-member comission PHOTO: APP

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk will head the three-member comission PHOTO: APP PTI and PMLN agreed to form a commission to probe the former's allegation of rigging on April 2. PHOTO: APP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasirul Mulk has formed a judicial commission to investigate alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The three-member commission will be headed by the chief justice himself and will comprise of Justice Ameer Hani Muslim and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan.

The commission’s first meeting will be held  Friday afternoon at the Supreme Court building, and a final report is expected to be submitted to the federal government in the next 45 days.

Read: Forming judicial commission will strengthen democracy, says Imran

On April 2, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the ruling Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz formally signed an agreement paving way for the formation of a judicial commission through a presidential decree to investigate allegations of massive rigging in the 2013 general elections.

Imran Khan’s party had staged a 126-day long sit-in in Islamabad, demanding a probe into the 2013 elections.

Read: Vote fraud charges: PTI, PML-N sign accord on judicial inquiry

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Reader Comments (18)

  • oBSERVER
    Apr 8, 2015 - 6:59PM

    Leave your name in our history to be revered for all times to come. May Allah SWT give you and your colleagues on this Commission, wisdom and strength to do justice to the future of people of Pakistan. AmeenRecommend

  • raider
    Apr 8, 2015 - 7:08PM

    in 45 days massive rigging can not be provedRecommend

  • Munir
    Apr 8, 2015 - 7:12PM

    Accepting justice from Pakistan current judicial system / commission is in itself stupid and naive.Recommend

  • H Chaudhry
    Apr 8, 2015 - 8:02PM

    There was no Organized Rigging and no massive rigging. It will be proved that ex CJP/ex COAS and Sethi and others are not involved in some Scheme. Imran will get a slap on his face when Comission will say yes there were some irregularities, NA should fix these and ECP should reform it self. See you in 2018 elections PTI.Recommend

  • Vego
    Apr 8, 2015 - 8:14PM

    Just Watch and See ….. !!
    It is for sure that prior to submission of report, IK & his Tola would start cursing the Judicial commission.
    IK has one and only one desire to become the premier.
    Even if the report is in their favor, PTIs’ slogan ‘Nayya Pakistan’ shall stand no where with all the old sheep joining the party would continue with the past practice.Recommend

  • Sohail Riaz
    Apr 8, 2015 - 8:36PM

    My fellow citizens of Pakistan
    The judiciary will never tarnish its own repute!
    Imran Khan will have to wait his turn. His turn to win by rigging an election and becoming liek the rest.
    DoomRecommend

  • oBSERVER
    Apr 8, 2015 - 8:50PM

    @Munir:
    Don’t show your poor broughtup.Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 8, 2015 - 9:47PM

    Beginning of the end of Niazi and the expected verdict of this commission will inshallah relieve this nation of the most horrific and grotesque nightmare since 1992.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Apr 8, 2015 - 10:48PM

    Lets hope the justices don’t come up with a wishy-washy report that in the end says nothing.Recommend

  • Muzaffar
    Apr 8, 2015 - 10:52PM

    Great achievment by IK and PTI.Let the truth come out,whatever it is!Amazing that IK keeps on giving to this nation again and again.Respect.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Apr 8, 2015 - 11:14PM

    Will there be any punishment for those who made punctures in elections?Recommend

  • raider
    Apr 8, 2015 - 11:49PM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:
    Actually it is the end of illiterate looters, plunderers, money launderers, they would no more on the scene of the politics, peoples would drag them into the streets like Kaddafi, and it is the fissure between evil forces working in a union against one party that is pti. Dead dark night of cruelty and fear likely to end, this system failed to perform after all 70 years have been given to this system, Aristotle even would say abolish it nowRecommend

  • ConjuredTruth
    Apr 9, 2015 - 12:52AM

    Anybody who thinks this Judicial Commission is going to agree with Imran’s allegations of “massive rigging” (which I personally believe to be true) is smoking the same stuff he does. Of course than Imran and PTI supporters will rile against the Judiciary because the decision will not go in their favour. At most, this commission will likely report on some rigging in Karachi since MQM is the currently, temporarily, out of favour with the establishment.Recommend

  • om puri
    Apr 9, 2015 - 12:59AM

    @Adnan Siddiqi:

    Start digging a hole for you. Soon you will need it to hide your hideous soul!

    Tick tock, tick, tock. …Recommend

  • Usman Malik
    Apr 9, 2015 - 1:06AM

    Apart from 1970 elections, all of our elections have been controversial and rigged. It is the first time in Pakistan history that a commission will review the entire election. This is a great achievement of IK. If nothing more, then at least next elections would be much better as compared to the 2013 elections. It has only been possible due to consistent stand of one man. I just now realised that i am writing a positive thing about IK on ET, so hardly any chance for it to be published.Recommend

  • Hugh Slaman
    Apr 9, 2015 - 9:28AM

    Weren’t there supposed to be members from the intelligence agencies in the investigation? Did IK back down from that?Recommend

  • Nm
    Apr 9, 2015 - 1:39PM

    Chairman of the commision allegedly (by hashmi) was part of the Dharna. One member from Sindh, one member from KPK.Recommend

  • Rashid Malik
    Apr 15, 2015 - 8:44PM

    Since it was challenged by IMRAN Jhan of PTI that almost 37.40 Million Votes were False in the General Election of 2008, therefore, then CJ of SC-Pakistan duly cancelled those votes.

    But, it was never-ever bothered by Any Legal Expert to ask for the CANCELLATION of the Results of the whole ELECTION-2008.
    The current scenario of Pakistan=Political issue would had never happened, if the Results of Election-2008 declared nul & void.Recommend

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