- AGP assures CEC that authorities will take ECP, political events into confidence on problem of electoral reforms.
- “The federal government acknowledges the independence of ECP,” AGP tells CEC.
- CEC says ECP will help laws handed by Parliament that ensures free and honest elections.
Attorney-Basic for Pakistan Khalid Jawed Khan and Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja met on Thursday to debate the federal government’s electoral reforms.
Through the assembly, which befell on the Election Fee of Pakistan, each officers mulled over electoral reforms together with the problem of voting by abroad Pakistanis and using digital voting machines for the subsequent normal elections, by way of which the federal government seeks to make sure transparency.
The AGP assured the CEC that authorities would take the ECP, in addition to political events, into confidence on the problem of electoral reforms, and the amendments within the regulation can be finalised after that course of, sources stated.
“The federal government acknowledges and respects the independence and constitutional status of the Election Commission of Pakistan,” the AGP instructed the CEC.
The CEC noticed that the ECP would help and implement laws handed by the Parliament that ensures the holding of free, honest, and clear elections, sources stated.
He added that the ECP helps using EVMs and voting for abroad Pakistanis, nonetheless, the modalities are to be labored out in order that no questions are raised.
The CEC proposed that such a strategy ought to be put to check within the by-elections or native authorities elections — leaving no room for dispute on the time of normal elections.
The AGP reiterated that every one stakeholders, notably the ECP can be taken into confidence within the issues referring to EVMs, voting by abroad Pakistanis, and different amendments within the Election Act, 2017.
For that goal consultations with stakeholders can be expedited, he added.