LONDON – ‘It is never happening’ said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while commenting over the demand of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Chairman Imran Khan’s include Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) in rigging probe.
Nawaz Sharif was speaking to Pakistani media persons on his arrival in London on an official visit.
Pakistani premier said “It was an awkward demand. Neither anything like this happened before nor it will happen now. We all should avoid dragging prestigious institutes in politics.”
Prime Minister took Imran Khan on hard hit and went on stating “I have written a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to form a judicial commission to probe allegations of rigging in 2013 general elections. So now its up to the honorable Chief Justice how to go about it. Putting forward a new demand everyday – to include certain personality, certain institute or to complete probe in 45 days – does not sound appropriate. This drama should end now.”
However, Imran Khan once again maintained that during the negotiations with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)’s government amid Azadi March it was decided to bring ISI for investigation purposes. He said “There is nothing unconstitutional in this demand.” Khan is expected to speak about this matter in details during his speech at Nankana rally today.
Not to forget that before starting the Azadi March in August, Imran Khan blatantly claimed in a press conference from Lahore that he had evidence of involvement of one MI’s Brigadier in the polls rigging. Khan also vowed to reveal that Brigadier’s name but never even mentioned it again. Now Khan’s demand of including MI to probe election fraud has somewhat turned his old statement upside down.