ISLAMABAD: A three-judge inquiry commission probing into allegations of rigging in the 2013 general elections has rejected the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s allegations of organised rigging. 

The report published on the Ministry of Law website explains the findings of the three-member commission headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Nasirul Mulk. Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan were part of the commission.

According to the conclusion, 2013 elections were conducted fairly and in accordance with the law. It further states, "The commission is of the view that the PTI was not entirely unjustified in requesting the establishment of body to inquire into its suspicions and allegations regarding the 2013 general elections."

Also, the commission in its report, said, "Based on the evidence presented before the commission, it cannot be said that on an overall basis the elections were not a true and fair reflection of the mandate given by the electorate, despite some lapses by the ECP."

PTI chief Imran Khan said he accepts the verdict of the inquiry commission. "Nawaz is lucky to have seen the report first," he said. However, he expressed his anger for not being provided with the copy of Judicial Commission’s inquiry report.

The PTI had staged a massive sit-in in Islamabad last year to raise its demand for a judicial inquiry into the elections.