ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says Electoral Reforms package would be ready before the budget and a bill for enactment of the law shall be tabled in the Parliament soon.
He was talking to media after chairing the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms in Islamabad on Thursday evening.
The Finance Minister said that the committee held its 21st meeting today and overall 102 meetings of both the main committee and the sub-committee have taken place. He said the committee today discussed the additional proposals that have been received since submission of its 2nd interim report on electoral reforms to the Senate and National Assembly in December last year.
Ishaq Dar informed that 631 new proposals have been received and the Committee would consider them all.
The Minister said that the Sub-committee from now would meet on daily basis to achieve maximum progress. He said it is our endeavor to consolidate nine different election laws into one law and it is after forty years that efforts are on for reforms.
The Minister said that the matter regarding electronic voting and biometrics is also being looked into by a sub-committee headed by MNA Arif Alvi. He said all political parties are jointly working on this national objective of consolidation of different laws into one composite law.—Radio Pakistan