'Rigged' polls: Khattak to head parliamentary probe body

Dunya News

The committee will include 10 members each from the government and opposition parties.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The government has decided to appoint defence minister Pervez Khattak as head of the committee tasked to investigate rigging allegations in the 2018 general election.

The parliamentary committee will include five members from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and one member each from MQM-Pakistan, Grand Democratic Alliance, PML-Q, Balochistan Awami Party, and BNP-Mengal.

The PTI members consist of Pervez Khattak, Shireen Mazari, Amir Dogar, Fawad Chauhdry and Ali Muhammad Khan. Other members include Amin ul Haq (MQM-P), Tariq Bashir Cheema (PML-Q), BNP chief Akhtar Mengal, and Khalid Maghsi (BAP). From GDA it will be either Gaux Bux Mehar or Fehmida Mirza.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party has also finalised four names to be included in the parliamentary committee. They are Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Tanveer, Rana Sanaullah and Murtaza Abbasi.

Moreover, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) may forward its recommendations to National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday.

A formal notification for formation of the 20-member parliamentary committee to investigate alleged rigging will be issued by the National Assembly speaker.