Shahbaz Sharif announces to call APC on government election bill

Shahbaz Sharif announces to call APC

PML-N President ANd Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif has determined to convene an all-party conference on electoral reforms. Shahbaz Sharif announces to call APC.
And According to a statement issued by the PML-N spokesperson. Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday telephoned and consulted Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
According to the statement, the two leaders supported the opposition leader’s move to convene the APC.

Shahbaz Sharif told Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari that they had decided to convene an all-party conference on the controversial government election bill. According to the PML-N spokesperson, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari replied to Shahbaz Sharif that “we fully support your move.”
Shahbaz Sharif says all political parties belonging to the opposition would be invited to the APC. “”Various organizations and establishments observance the elections and observance the method also will be invited.”
Shahbaz Sharif’s proposal for an all-party conference to discuss electoral reforms by bypassing parliament is ridiculous. Such decision-making is done within parliament.

Shahbaz Sharif said that all political parties belonging to the opposition would be invited to the APC.

The PML-N president said that consultation on electoral reforms of serious and popularly elected democratic parties and the national government is indispensable.

Government response to APC request

Reacting to Shahbaz Sharif’s call for APC, Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry tweeted. Decisions are made within Parliament. Opposition leaders are part of an agenda to weaken parliament, which is unfortunate.

Federal Minister for Planning Asad Omar wrote in his tweet that the All Parties Conference is a tradition of dictatorship. The largest all-party conference in a democracy is Parliament. Leaving parliament and holding legislative dialogue outside parliament is tantamount to undermining democracy and challenging the supremacy of parliament.
13 articles of the Election Act are unconstitutional
Earlier on Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had written a letter to the federal government informing it of its concerns over electoral reforms.

Shahbaz Sharif announces to call APC
Shahbaz Sharif announces to call APC

The Election Commission declared that 13 provisions of the proposed Election Act are unconstitutional.


The Election Commission, in a letter to the Secretary of Relief Affairs, informed the government in writing of its objections to the Election Amendment Bill. And demanded that the matter be brought to the notice of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to the letter of the Election Commission. Many provisions of the Election Act passed by the National Assembly are unconstitutional. The proposal of the boundary of voters rather than the population is unconstitutional.
The Election Commission stated the power of voter lists is vested in the Election Commission in accordance. With the Constitution and 13 provisions of the proposed Election Act is unconstitutional.
The Election Commission says that open voting instead of Senate election secret is against the Constitution and the opinion of the Supreme Court.

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