Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) opted not to attend an important meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms on Tuesday August 12, 2014. The committee members were surprised by the absence of the PTI representative as its leader Imran Khan has been asking for election reforms and complaining about the rigging in 2013 polls.

PTI representative was absent from the meeting of the electoral reform committee held on Tuesday. In the previous meeting, the PTI had asked the committee members to reconsider appointment of Senator Ishaq Dar as the chairman of the committee.

It is reported that Pakistan Peoples Party’s MNA Naveed Qamar had suggested the chairman to convene another meeting of the committee members so that PTI can also participate. Next meeting is scheduled on August 19.

Electoral committee  decided not to allow the staff members be present during the meeting to avoid leaking of any misleading information to the media. Committee also approved its rules and regulations.

PTI has planned a protest rally in Islamabad on August 14 against the alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections in which PTI could not gained majority in the national assembly.

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