2013 general elections were free and fair: PM Nawaz


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Mohammad Nawaz Sharif, in his address on Thursday evening, took nation into confidence over the recently published report by judicial commission saying it has been proved that there was no rigging on any level and that the 2013 general elections were free and fair.


The political parties did not provide any evidence of the alleged rigging in elections, PM said.

“Looking at the findings of the judicial commission, it can not be said that the results were against popular mandate,” added PM Nawaz.

“Inquiry commission’s comprehensive report does not only reaffirm our stance but also the mandate of Pakistani people,” he added.

“Now that the respected inquiry commission has confirmed the transparency of the 2013 polls, the door of allegations and accusations should be closed forever.”

The prime minister, while taking a jibe at the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, said “embarrassing Pakistan in the whole world by making the fair and transparent elections controversial is one regrettable chapter of our history that will not be forgotten easily.”