Presidency receives NAB, Election Act (Amendment) bills
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The Presidency on Monday received the National Accountability (Second Amendment) Bill 2021 and Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 for seeking assent of President Arif Alvi in order to turn these bills into laws, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Sources say that it is expected that President Alvi would raise objections on these bills and is likely to have consultation with the constitutional and legal experts in this regard, they add.
If the President returns these bills, then the government will get them approved by the joint session of Parliament which has been summoned on June 7.
After their approval from the joint session, these two bills will be sent back to the President. And if the President does not give his assent, these bills will automatically become into law, sources conclude.
The bills that were passed by the lower house on Thursday and then by the upper house on Friday sought to reverse changes made in the election laws by the previous PTI government regarding the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and i-voting for overseas Pakistanis and clipping the vast powers of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Reporter Awais Kiyani