ISI, MI sit on commission to investigate election rigging: IK

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Chairman Imran Khan has said that the government should set up the commission and members of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) should sit on that commission headed by the Supreme Court to investigate rigging in the 2013 General Elections.
Addressing tens of thousands of supporters at Rahim Yar Khan,Imran Khan proposed that a Supreme Court’s commission set should be set up to hold an impartial inquiry into the elections.
“Officers of ISI and IB should investigate the elections within four to six weeks and presents its finding to the Supreme Court,” he said. He also said that individuals found guilty of rigging should be put on trial under Article 6 of the Constitution.
He withdrew his demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before holding a probe into last year’s general elections.
“Prime Minister Sharif can meanwhile remain in his office while our sit-in will also continue”, he said.
“If the rigging is established in the investigation, then Nawaz Sharif will have to go after announcing fresh elections.” He said that the next elections should be held under a new election commission.
Khan called for the resignation of the present officials of the Election Commission.
“No party trusts the existing Election Commission. It must resign,” he said.
The PTI chief also rejected the nomination of Justice (retd) Tassaduq Husain Jailani as Chief Election Commissioner.
He described the charter of democracy (CoD) a muk muka between PPP and PML-N.
He said that the elite class of Pakistan evades tax.
“Factories being owned by Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari are making profits. While Pakistan Steels Mill has suffered losses of Rs230 billion,” he said.
Imran Khan warned that he would give a fresh call for agitation on Nov 30. “I will announce our next strategy on Nov 30. Nawaz Sharif will not be able to run the government.”