Tuesday November 09, 2021

Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Govt Faces Numerical Defeat in NA

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) submitted a Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021 (Amendment in Article- 63-A) to the National Assembly (NA) that sought no elected member will be eligible to contest elections on the ticket of another party for seven years and the government has suffered numerical defeat in NA.

During the National Assembly session, Syed Javed Hasnain Shah presented the resolution of the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2021 on behalf of the PML-N.

The treasury benches opposed the amendment bill and NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri announced decision against the bill, which was challenged by the opposition.

The government was faced defeat by the opposition in the NA. During the session, the government suffered a numerical defeat on the bill, with 117 votes in favor, while 104 votes opposed the bill. The NA deputy speaker referred the bill to the relevant committee.

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