Raza Rabbani opposes new electoral reforms introduced by PTI

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Nov, 2020. 10:41 am
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Former Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani has opposed the new electoral reforms introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government.

According to the details, Raza Rabbani has opposed the government move on a constitutional amendment for election in Senate through a show of hands-on technical grounds.

PTI government had decided to move a constitutional amendment in the parliament to elect new senators through a “show of hands” instead of a secret ballot.

The prime minister recommended changes in electoral laws to ensure transparency including electronic voting and a separate system for overseas Pakistanis.

Imran Khan in his address proposed new electoral reforms in a bid to organize transparent elections in the country. They are:

  • Electronic voting to avoid rigging in elections
  • Overseas Pakistanis will be participating in the elections through a new and advanced process
  • Senate Elections will be free of secret balloting
  • Voting by show of hands in Senate elections to end rigging and corruption.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also promised to make Gilgit Baltistan an interim province. Prime Minister Imran Khan said Gilgit Baltistan Elections 2020 witnessed a record turnout.

Responding to the PM’s recommendations just four months before the Senate polls, Raza Rabbani suggested that instead of an open vote, the name of the voter as a member of the provincial assembly be written on the ballot paper.

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