Electoral Reforms Bill proposes to hold Senate elections on the lines of election of the Prime Minister
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Electoral Reforms Bill proposes to hold Senate elections on the lines of election of the Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD: The government has drafted a bill on electoral reforms under which it has been decided to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis and to bring a complete biometric system in the 2023 elections.

The draft Electoral Reforms Bill contains more than 35 points. In the present bill, it has been decided in principle to give the right to vote to Overseas Pakistanis. All Overseas Pakistanis will be able to vote under the electronic system.

According to the proposed bill, overseas Pakistanis will be able to exercise their voting right in the upcoming Gilgit-Baltistan elections, while in the 2023 elections, it has been decided to bring a complete biometric system. The first test of biometrics took place in Gilgit-Baltistan three months later. Will go
The proposed bill also outlines measures to curb horse trading in the Senate elections, proposing that the Senate elections be held on the lines of the election of the Prime Minister.

According to the proposed bill, the election result of the polling station should be sent immediately instead of 24 or 48 hours. The polling agent will be obliged to send the result immediately after the completion of the counting.

Addressing a press conference in this regard, Federal Minister for Drug Prevention Azam Swati said that he presented the draft of electoral reforms to the Prime Minister which was strengthened. Until there is a majority in both the houses, there is an impediment in legislation. Want,

Azam Swati said that there would be a show of hands in the Senate elections. The party which had 3 seats in the last Senate elections had elected 2 senators and was proposing to amend the constitution so that horse trading would be buried forever.

He said that the general elections would be held through biometrics so that there would be no doubt about transparency.

He said that the Election Act 2017 is a great law, the shortcomings were removed, now the polling staff will not belong to the concerned tehsil and union council, if the presiding officer violates the code of conduct, he will be imprisoned for 3 years. ۔

Azam Swati said that our government does not have a two-thirds majority, let’s see if the opposition supports transparent elections.

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