Dar briefs several politicians over telephone regarding judicial commission

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday made several telephone calls to politicians from all parties to brief each regarding the formation of the judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in the General Elections 2013.

The people who were briefed included, chief of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Siraj-ul-Haq, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Khursheed Shah, Rehman Malik, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, Aitzaz Ahsan, National Party (NP) leader Mir Hasil Bizenjo, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Farooq Sattar, and FATA representative G.G. Jamal.

All party representatives congratulated Dar and the government for the formation and hailed it as a success for democracy in Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference at the Punjab House on Friday, Ishaq Dar and PTI leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tarin told the media that both the sides had reached an agreement over the judicial commission.

Finance Minister and PML-N stalwart Ishaq Dar said the PTI showed more flexibility over the issue of judicial commission.

“There were differences over only a few words regarding judicial commission,” he said.