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Govt to conduct open ballot to curb horse trading in Senate


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th May, 2020. 09:47 pm
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Govt to conduct open ballot to curb horse trading in Senate

The PTI government has decided to hold elections for the post of Senate chairman through open ballot to end horse trading in the Senate elections.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood and Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Azam Swati said that 39 amendments have been proposed in the constitution.

He said that the Senate election is coming and the country’s leader Imran Khan wants transparent and fair elections.

Azam Swati said that we are introducing a system of voting through biometrics so that no one is left in doubt and we have met the Election Commission in this regards, he added.

“The backbone of our economy is our overseas Pakistanis, and we are alsotrying to make them part of the electoral process,” he said.

Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that we have proposed 39 amendments in the constitution in which the most important thing is to ensure transparency in the Senate elections.

Referring to other amendments, Shafqat Mehmood said, “We have suggested that the party leadership should give its list of reserved seats for women after the elections instead of giving them before the elections.

Azam Swati said that if the presiding officer does something illegal which is not allowed in the law, such as expelling a polling agent, he can be sentenced to three years.

These 39 amendments will be presented before the national assembly soon.

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