Thursday June 09, 2022

Joint Sitting of Parliament approves ‘The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2022’

Islamabad: The Joint Sitting of Parliament on Thursday approved “The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2022” to conduct pilot projects in bye-elections before using I-Voting and Electronic Voting Machines in general elections.

It is pertinent to mention that earlier, the bill was passed by both Houses of Parliament in last month and sent to President Dr Arif Ali for his assent to make it law.

But, the President returned the bill to the government, observing that the amendments were passed by parliament in haste and without due diligence.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi rejected President’s observations and objections by terming them as baseless.

Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar said legislation is sole prerogative of parliament and President cannot dictate the legislature.

The Joint Session of both the Houses of the parliament offered fateha for the departed soul of Aamir Liaquat Hussain.Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali led the fateha.

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