Illicit provisions won’t be engaged by the government.

14th July 2021. 

Election amendment bill 2021 passed by National Assembly in June 2021 was objected by Election commission of Pakistan and opposition parties. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan disregards pertaining any bill or clause that can rupture constitutional structure.

After the committee meeting discussion on the bill passed, Taj Haider the chairman of the senate standing committee on Parliament affairs stated that the minister refused to entertain any kind of unconstitutional clause. The official handout that was passed by the Senate secretariat also stated the same statement of the minister. According to the minister the bill was drafted by Law Minister Farogh Naseem and previous parliamentary issues minister Azam Khan Swati.

Mr. Haider additionally referenced that the council was truly concerned while talking about the bill and the bill was attracted out to thought provision by-provision with the management of Minister and secretary for the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. He likewise added that the discussions concerning the bill were never deliberate rather he recently composed a letter challenging the act to Sadiq Sarjalani, Senate Chairman.


Mr. Haider while addressing an inquiry said that there was a casual gathering led with Free and Fair Election Network (Fafen) delegates. The entirety of the board of trustee’s individuals was welcomed yet couldn’t appear because of abrupt announcement however Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar was there. He likewise referenced that the instructions given by fafen were useful and viable.

He additionally referenced the idea to wait for the report by advisory group meeting given to him by other members. The secretary of parliamentary affairs Minister confronted a difficult stretch from the individuals, particularly from PPP’s Farooq Naek. Mr. Naek critiqued the public authority’s transition to surrender the duty of citizens’ enlistment to Nadra, rather than the ECP, naming it an unlawful act.

Please contact the Legal Research Institute of Pakistan for further assistance.

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