ISLAMABAD  - While the government and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) have still not able to resolve the issue of election rigging, Jamaat Islami (JI) proposed on Saturday that the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) should take a suo motu notice and form a judicial commission to probe the rigging allegations. "Both the government and PTI are seemingly unable to reach a consensus, therefore the Chief Justice should intervene and take a suo motu notice on this matter," said Liaquat Baloch, JI Secretary General while talking to The Nation.

Proposing a solution to resolve the deadlock, Baloch said that both government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) are adamant on their stances sans showing visible flexibility to resolve the standoff.

"Stubborn attitude from both sides would not favourable to resolve the issue so the SC should take a suo motu notice and form judicial commission," said JI central leader, adding that there would be no need to fix Terms of Reference (Tors) if Supreme Court decide to take notice on it. "PTI and government have yet not able to decide proper definition of rigging, as still many ToRs could not be decided," said JI leader and also offered JI's services to resolve the outstanding matter.

He said they would definitely play their positive role to handle this situation. "JI would play its part if demanded from any side to end this standoff," he said. The JI had earlier tried to mediate between PTI and government but matter could not be resolved.

He said that there should be an independent election commission for next general elections which would be helpful for avoiding rigging complaints.

About Senate elections, Baloch said that one Senator would be elected from Jamaat Islami. "JI KP chapter would decide the name of Senator on January 29 and central office would give final approval to it," he said.

When asked about JI Chief Sirajul Haq's intention to contest for National Assembly, he said that there was no intention from JI chief to take part in bye-elections. "It is not true, the JI chief is not intending to contest for National Assembly seat," he added.