LAHORE - PMLQ chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said on Saturday there was no need for a parliamentary committee to probe into vote-rigging in the presence of the judiciary and election commission.

“There is no justification whatsoever for forming a parliamentary committee to probe the poll rigging charges,” Shujaat said while addressing party’s consultative meeting at his residence with sitting and former members of parliament and provincial assemblies in attendance.  Shujaat said most candidates and parties had already approached the election commission and courts with their complaints of rigging and what measures the parliamentary committee could take in this situation.

He added that parliamentarians, who were being accused of rigging, could influence the committee, which would put a question to its credibility.

Shujaat said the people had lost patience due to brewing lawlessness, skyrocketing prices, unbridled power loadshedding and growing unemployment, which had made their life miserable.

He claimed the PML-Q being the true opposition party would continue to play a proactive role to expose wrong policies of the ruling party PML-N.