ISLAMABAD – Electoral Reforms Bill 2017 has been approved in the National Assembly on Monday (October 2nd) whilst opposition members branded it a contradiction of Article 62 and Article 63 of the constitution.
However, law minister Zahid Hamid tabled the bill in the parliament and the opposition members tore copies of the bill and circled National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq s dais to record their protest.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the clause that was proposed to be added in the bill contradicted with the Article 62 and Article 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan.
PTI vice chairman demanded exclusion of Section 203 in the draft.
Qureshi said that the provision, if the parliament goes ahead with approving it, would be challenged in the courts.
Members of the opposition chanted slogans and protested against the proceedings of the House.