ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Saturday said the government was ready to constitute a commission to probe the alleged rigging in the general election, as per demand of the opposition.

Responding to the allegations levelled by Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in a video message, he said the opposition had so far failed to elaborate the nature of the rigging allegations. Also the opposition had not yet submitted Terms of References (TORs) to probe the alleged rigging charges. He regretted the opposition was using the issue of election rigging as a political stunt that too without producing any concrete evidence in this regard. The opposition should better present concrete proposals to probe the alleged rigging.

PTI Senator Azam Khan Swati had done a commendable job regarding inefficiency of Result Transmission System (RTS).  Denying opposition’s allegations of curtailing CPEC projects, he said the government would complete all CPEC projects besides ensuring transparency and effectiveness. Regarding increase in gas, fertilizer and electricity prices, he said the government had not increased their prices. The PML-N government had destroyed the gas, electricity and fertilizer departements, he added.

He said the government was resolving the issue of circular debt.

Strongly denying allegations of revenge levelled by Shehbaz Sharif, he said Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were convicted and sent to Adiyala Jail during the PML-N government and accusations were surprising and astonishing. Nawaz and Maryam were facing corruption allegations and could not prove the source of their income and assets, he added.