Government of Pakistan promulgates open ballot law for senate voting
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Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani has convened a session of the upper house of parliament on Saturday morning (Feb 20) on the requisition of the opposition on a one-point agenda to discuss the presidential ordinance promulgated by the government on Feb 6, seeking open Senate vote.
The session has been called at a time when a presidential reference on the same subject is still being heard by the Supreme Court and the Senate elections are merely two weeks away.
The opposition parties had submitted the requisition notice to the Senate Secretariat on Feb 8, two days after the government had promulgated the Elections (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 amending the Elections Act 2017 for the use of an “open and identifiable ballot” in the upcoming and future Senate elections. The government had got federal cabinet’s approval of its move through a circulation.
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