Assemblies will be dissolved if vote fraud established: PM

ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf have agreed to empower the proposed judicial commission to form ‘special investigation teams’ to help investigate rigging claims in the 2013 general elections.

They have also agreed that if the proposed commission established systematic and organised rigging, the National Assembly and all provincial legislatures would be dissolved and a fresh election would be called.

“…the [judicial] commission shall have the power to form one or more special investigation teams consisting of officers from the relevant executive authorities, including but not limited to, the FIA, NADRA, the Directorate for ISI, the Directorate for MI and the IB for the purpose of assisting it with its inquiry,” reads the proposed ordinance to be promulgated for setting up the judicial commission.

The inclusion of intelligence officials in investigations had been one of the sticking points as the government was reluctant to accept PTI’s proposal.