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Speaker begins work on forming Electoral Reforms Committee

 ISLAMABAD: The new government has commenced working on electoral reforms as Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) and other allied parties had promised before came into power.

As per details, Speaker National Assembly, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has written letters to all parliamentary leaders in National Assembly asking them to forward names from their respective parties to the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms.

A statement issued by the NA Secretariat has confirmed that Speaker Raja Pervaiz has asked the parliamentary leaders to forward their nominations within seven days.

“The speaker in his missive wrote that National Assembly in its sitting held on April 16, 2022, a motion under Rule 244(B) of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly 2007 was adopted to constitute a Parliamentary Committee to evaluate shortcomings of previous elections and to make recommendations for electoral reforms to ensure that elections are held in a free, fair and transparent manner,” the statement read.

The letters have been forwarded to PTI Chairman Imran Khan, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, MMA’s Asad Mehmood, Khawaja Muhammad Asif of PML-N, BNP-M’s Akthar Mengal, Amir Hoti of ANP, PPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Ghaus Bux Khan Maher of GDA, JWP’s Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti, Sheikh Rashid of AML, PML-Q’s Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema and Khalid Magsi of BAP.

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