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Governor asks Opposition to with the govt on electoral reforms

Governor asks Opposition to with the govt on electoral reforms

Governor asks Opposition to with the govt on electoral reforms.

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar made this suggestion today (Wednesday).

Governor asks Opposition to with the govt on electoral reforms

Member National Assembly Sadaqat Abbasi called on Punjab Governor  in Lahore.

While talking to him, Ch Sarwar further said that transparent elections will strengthen democracy and parliament in the country.

Furthermore, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar also spoke on other matters.

He said work on Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority projects goes on/

He further said that we will fulfil our promise to provide clean drinking water to the people.

Federal cabinet approves two ordinances relating to electoral reforms

Meanwhile, Federal cabinet approved two ordinances relating to electoral reforms.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said, while briefing the media.

Prime Minister Imran Khan presided the federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad Tuesday.

Fawad further said that the Cabinet had approved two ordinances as part of electoral reforms to ensure transparency in elections.

He said one ordinance will enable the Election Commission of Pakistan to use electronic voting machines in elections.

Other one empowers the ECP to take steps to give the overseas Pakistanis right to franchise.

The Minister said the government’s electoral reforms consist of four parts.

They included EVMs, e-voting for overseas Pakistanis, Biometric and Legislation.

Moreover, he said EVMs have been developed and the government has unveiled its legislation agenda for the purpose.

Fawad further said work continues on Biometric and E-voting.

He also referred to the ECP’s decision of recounting of votes in the by-election in NA-249 Karachi.

The Minister said re-polling should be held in the constituency because the winning candidate will be getting only five percent votes.

GTV

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