Pervez Khattak appointed chairman of parliamentary committee to probe rigging allegations

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak on Wednesday was appointed chairman of the parliamentary committee to probe alleged rigging in the Jul 25 general election.

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Khattak was elected unopposed by a meeting of the committee, which was formed after opposition demand and complains of wide-spread rigging in the polls.

The committee members also agreed on constitution of a 10-member sub-committee to draft terms of reference, with five members each from treasury and opposition benches.

The 30-member parliamentary committee to probe alleged rigging was announced by the government on October 15.

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