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Govt to current constitutional modification invoice for Senate elections in Parliament subsequent week

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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan addresses a press convention on the Press Information Department in Islamabad, Pakistan, January 28, 2021. Geo News/by way of The News

ISLAMABAD: The PTI authorities would current a invoice comprising three amendments to the Constitution of Pakistan within the Parliament subsequent week, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan mentioned Thursday, forward of the upcoming Senate elections.

Addressing a press convention on the Press Information Department (PID) in Islamabad, Babar Awan mentioned the constitutional modification invoice proposes permitting “voting not to be hidden”.

“To date, no one ever talked about legislation to make the Senate elections fair,” the PM’s aide underscored. “For the first time in Pakistan’s history, a constitutional package for reforms has been prepared.

“The invoice will introduce three amendments,” he added, one of which would be “to Article 63-1C of the Constitution”.

“We’re utilizing the phrases ‘open vote’ as an alternative of ‘single transferable vote’,” he explained.

Awan mentioned that “charges” had been determined for the Senate elections but vowed to “inform everybody” about it. “The shopping for and promoting of votes within the [upcoming] Senate elections may be stopped.

“It was agreed in the Charter of Democracy that the vote should be open and recognisable. In order to stop horse trading, the Opposition parties should unite and consider the amendment as a national agenda,” he pressured.

The premier’s aide additionally spoke of the anti-government coalition underneath the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) banner, saying two of the events in it had “openly said they will break up the Balochistan government”.

“Governments do not go as a result of bad prayers but through a no-confidence motion under a constitutional procedure,” he mentioned. “The transparency report is another proof of the PML-N’s corruption.”

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