ISLAMABAD: Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique Sunday said a conductive atmosphere was needed for negotiations with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) but government alone could not do so.
He said PTI had also a role to play in establishing such an environment.
To a question, the minister said it was not mentioned anywhere in NADRA’s report on five polling stations of NA 125 that some of the votes polled there were fake.
He mentioned that some votes were unreadable due to the mistakes made by the voters, who could not imprint their thumb impression properly.
Saad Rafique said the new definition of rigging which Imran Khan wanted to create could not be established.
He said a constitutional amendment was required to form a judicial commission to probe rigging allegations, and that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could not do that alone as the support of other parliamentary parties, including PTI, was required for this purpose.
The government was ready to do the required amendment if all other parties agreed, he added.
The minister urged Imran Khan to come to the parliament if PTI wanted a constitutional amendment.