Bill tabled in NA, Senate elections through ‘show of hands’
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday witnessed introduction of a bill aimed at changing voting procedure of Senate elections and suggested polls for election of Members of the Senate through show of hands’ instead of secret ballot. A lawmaker from PML-N Juanid Akbar tabled the the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and briefed the House about statements of objects and reasons of the bill. He said that elections in Senate were held previously through secret balloting and most of the members distracted from the guidelines of their parties.
He suggested that elections of Senate should be held through `show of hands’.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan supported the bill and said that it was also the also desire of Prime Minister Imran Khan that elections should be held through transparent manner.
PPPP’s Shazia Mari also supported the bill following which Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri referred it to the relevant committee for further consideration. – APP