Imran cabinet approves new election reforms

By: AFP      Published: 06:52 PM, 24 Aug, 2021
Imran cabinet approves new election reforms

To cover the vacant seats in Senate and National or provincial assemblies, federal cabinet on Tuesday approved a new election reforms.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, the election reforms were presented by Advisor to Prime Minister for Parliamentary Affairs before the cabinet and brief the members in detail that were accepted.

As per the new election reforms, the cabinet had decided to bound the elected member of the parliament or the provincial assemblies to take oath within 40 days.

The cabinet further decided that if the oath was not taken in 40 days from the elected member, his seat in the parliament and the provincial assemblies would be considered vacant.

And, after 40 days, re-election would be held on the seat, the cabinet decided, adding that the bill for the issuance of the ordinance on these new election reforms would be sent to the President.

Pertinent to mention here that the new election reforms would directly affect the status of member of the Senate Ishaq Dar on his vacant seat as he had not taken an oath as Senator and is currently based in England on self-imposed exile.  

Reporter: Awais Kiyani

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