In a bid to make the electoral process transparent across the country, Prime Minister PM Imran Khan will address the nation today on new reforms.
According to the sources, the Prime Minister will take the nation into confidence over the procedure of the Senate and general elections. Sources said that PM Imran Khan has completed detailed homework on electoral reforms and constitutional amendments. Moreover, the Prime Minister will be accompanied by members of the Reforms Committee, federal ministers, and the legal team, sources said
As per sources, Prime Minister Imran Khan will also brief about the modalities for the National and Provincial Assemblies and local body elections today. In addition to this, Prime Minister Imran Khan would also brief the process on how overseas Pakistanis will be able to participate in the election process.
Imran Khan will also discuss the responsibilities of compiling the election results, presiding officers, and returning officers. Legislation and constitutional requirements for electoral reform will also be put in front of the nation.
Sources quoted Prime Minister Imran Khan and said that Election Reforms Committee has been directed to finalize the recommendations by January 31, 2021.
Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan will also talk about the transparency of Gilgit-Baltistan elections. The prime minister will also discuss 2008, 2013 and 2018 elections, sources said.
Let it be known that earlier this month Imran Khan set a three-month deadline for the imposition of electoral reforms in the country. The deadline was set by the PM after getting a briefing from the Federal Minister for Anti-Narcotics Azam Swati about election reforms in the meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) in Islamabad.
The prime minister also directed to hold Senate elections via open ballot. “We are not afraid of the results, but electoral reforms are need of the country”, PM Khan said.
Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in the month of September had convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders to seek recommendations from the political leadership over the electoral reforms.