Parliamentary panel formed to probe election rigging

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The National Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion to constitute a Special Parliamentary Committee to finalise Terms of Reference (ToR) and made recommendations to investigate into the allegations of rigging in the General Elections 2018.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that government and opposition parties have agreed to constitute a committee on the basis of equal representation. He said it was also agreed that the chairman of the committee will be nominated by the prime minister after the consultation.

The budget presented on Tuesday by the incumbent government appears to be more like a plan by the International Money Fund (IMF), said former finance minister Miftah Ismail.

“This ‘mini-budget’  seems like an IMF budget,” he said while speaking to Geo News on Tuesday after Finance Minister Asad Umar presented the amendments proposed for the federal budget 2018-19 in the National Assembly earlier in the day.