A parliament in a hurry – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN


THERE may be many things wrong about the joint sitting of parliament that took place on Nov 17. For example, no meaningful effort was made to develop cross-party consensus on the most controversial bill seeking to make two amendments to the Elections Act, 2017. One of them was about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in future elections and the other was about providing the facility to eligible overseas Pakistanis to cast their vote while being present in their countries of residence.

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