Government decides to bring constitutional amendment for open voting in Senate elections
The federal government has decided to bring a constitutional amendment required for open voting in the Senate elections.
According to sources, the federal cabinet has approved the constitutional amendment and directed the legal team to prepare a bill for the amendment.
Sources said that after the directive of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the legal team has started work on the preparation of the bill. According to sources, after the in-principle approval of the federal cabinet, the prime minister also took the members of the assembly into confidence.
Whatever the decision of the Supreme Court, a constitutional amendment will be brought in the current or next sitting of the Parliament.
Sources said that the government will also talk to the opposition to make the Senate elections transparent while the PPP and PML-N have agreed on open voting in the Senate in the Charter of Democracy.
It may be recalled that the federal government has filed a presidential reference in the Supreme Court for holding the Senate election through open ballot, which has been opposed by the Sindh government while Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have supported it.