Pakistan Supreme Court upholds secret balloting in Senate polls
By 1 March
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The Supreme Court in Pakistan has ruled that elections to the country’s upper house of parliament, due this week, must be held under a secret ballot, effectively nullifying a government move to require they be held through open ballot.
The top court’s verdict, announced in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Monday, said the country’s constitution was clear that a secret ballot was required for all elections, and the election commission was empowered to take steps to ensure there was no corruption in the process.
Read the full article here: Al Jazeera