Judicial Commission concludes cross-examination of Hamid Mir, Najam Sethi

01 Jun, 2015 8:05 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Judicial Commission concluded the cross-examination of Hamid Mir and Najam Sethi on Monday.
PTI counsel Hafeez Pirzada thanked the Judicial Commission for ordering opening the bags for the verification of Form 15.

He asked Hamid Mir that how many programmes regarding rigging he had conducted till the conclusion of the elections. “Did he provide the proofs in his programmes?” he said.

Hamid Mir replied that he had conducted more than one programmes and said that rigging was not only done in four provinces but also in the FATA.

He also referred to the FAFEN report.

Hamid Mir also presented a ballot book before the commission.

Hafeez Pirzada questioned Najam Sethi that whether the ECP had demanded 200 workers printing a few days before the election on May 7 or 9.

Najam Sethi replied that he did not know the matter. He admitted that his powers had almost reduced to zero a few days before the election.


During the cross-examination, Shahid Hamid questioned Najam Sethi whether he was arrested in 1998 and whether he had contacted political leaders before the elections.

Najam Sethi said that he was arrested during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif. “I consulted Chaudhry brothers, Sharif brothers, the Jamaat-e-Islami, the PPP and Imran Khan with reagrad to electoral process before the elections,

Najam Sethi said that he had brought a few documents, but no one was looking at them.

Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk asked Najam Sethi to submit the photocopies of documents.

To Hafeez Pirzada’s request to present Imran Khan as witness in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rigging issue, the chief justice asked him to submit an application and they will look into it.




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