NA receives electoral reforms bill 2017 adopted by Senate

29 Sep, 2017 3:16 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Assembly has on Friday received the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 adopted by the Upper House of Parliament last week after lawmakers discussed their reservations on Section 203.

The bill not only introduce new policies for the 2018 general election but also pave the way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to become president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Out of 75 Senators, 38 voted in favor of the reforms bill while 37 were against it.

The National Assembly has been summoned to meet on Monday, October 2 at 5pm and the members of the government and ruling party have been directed to attend the session.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) had voiced their desired amendment in the reforms to permanently bar any person disqualified under articles 62 and 63 from being an office-bearer of a political party; however, such a condition is not enlisted in the bill.

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