Speaker seeks names for electoral reforms committee | The Express Tribune


ISLAMABAD:

National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has written letters to all parliamentary leaders, seeking nominations from their parties for the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms.

According to a statement issued by the NA Secretariat on Friday, the speaker asked the parliamentary leaders to forward their nominations within seven days of the issuance of the letter on April 28.

“The speaker in his missive wrote that National Assembly in its sitting held on April 16, 2022 a motion under Rule 244(B) of Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Aseemvly 2007 was adopted to constitute a Parliamentary Committee to evaluate shortcomings of previous elections and to make recommendations for electoral reforms to ensure that elections are held in a free, fair and transparent manner,” the statement read.

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The letters have been sent to PTI Chairman Imran khan and PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, MMA’s Asad Mehmood, Khawaja Muhammad Asif of PML-N, BNP-M’s Akthar Mengal, Amir Hoti of ANP, PPPP’s Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Ghaus Bux Khan Maher of GDA, JWP’s Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti, Sheikh Rashid of AML, PML-Q’s Chaudhry Tariq Bashir Cheema and Khalid Magsi of BAP.



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