ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would meet the Parliamentary parties’ leaders today to have their input on the proposed Judicial Commission to probe alleged rigging in the 2013 General Elections.

Official sources confirmed to The Nation on Monday that heads of all the parliamentary parties were already extended invitation for the meeting which would likely to take place in the Parliament’s chamber of Prime Minister.

The broader contours of the agreement reached between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf negotiation teams were already shared with the heads of various political parties by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is the head of government negotiation team.

According to the brief outlines of the agreement shared with media, it seemed that almost all the points of government side were fully addressed and once again PTI team has conceded the ground on negotiations table like they had done in the past.

Legal and constitutional experts, though saw the constitution of Judicial Commission in itself a major achievement of PTI, but were of considered view that it would be an uphill task for the commission to conduct a real audit of the 2013 general elections in the given parameters.

As desired by the government, the terms of reference would mainly be left to the commission to decide whether it would be requiring the assistance of any investigation body or some joint investigation team comprising various investigation agencies as proposed by the PTI.

Similarly, it would also be left at the discretion of the commission to seek provision of any record in connection with its probe. The commission could also call in question the constituencies about which the cases were pending with the Election Tribunals, but such a move would not have any bearing on the proceedings of these tribunals which would continue with its routine job.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has been demanding of the government conduct a judicial inquiry of the charges rigging in the 2013 general elections. Senior leaders of both the parties did hold several rounds of negotiations to evolve consensus to resolve the issue, however, no tangible progress was made as the PTI was not in a mood to accept the government formula to probe the rigging charges less than the constitution of a judicial commission.

It is pertinent to mention here that some political parties, including those part of the government, had raised questions on the proposed judicial commission and either rejected it altogether or sought inclusion of some points to make the probe into the alleged rigging charges more comprehensive.

Awami National Party central leader Zahid Khan while giving his reaction on the agreement reached between the government and PTI negotiation teams the other day had suggested the terrorists threats to some political parties including ANP during the last general elections should also be made part of the rigging probe.

While Jamiat-i-Ulema-Islam (Fazl) leaders had expressed their reservations that how the results of rigging probe in a few constituencies could be applied on the whole general elections by nullifying it in totality.