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Senate passes Election (Amendment) Act 2022, NAB (Amendment) Bill amid opposition protest

Senate passes Election (Amendment) Act 2022, NAB (Amendment) Bill amid opposition protest
May 27, 2022 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Senate passed the Election Amendment Act and the NAB Amendment Bill with a majority on Friday.

However, the opposition members protested against the passage of the bill and tore off the copies of the agenda. They also raised an uproar over the passage of the bill.

The opposition lodged a strong protest over the current situation and chanted slogans against the government.

Senator Shehzad Waseem said that they would allow anyone to usurp the right of overseas Pakistanis. Shibli Faraz said that morally bankrupt people bulldozed the bill after the PTI resigned from the National Assembly.

Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar said that the vote right of the overseas Pakistanis has not been abolished. He said that the PTI had passed the bill in haste. "The conduct of the election as well as clarify its process will be prerogative of the Election Commission of Pakistan," he maintained.

State Minister for Finance Ayesha Ghaus Pasaha said that the opposition should not dictate the government in each matter. "We will introduce a policy that will be in interest of the nation," she added.

The Finance Ministry, in the written reply, it was told that the inflation rate was at 6.8 percent in 2018-19.