Opposition’s attempt to undo imp poll law clause averted in NA

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday rejected the private member’s bill seeking amendment in Election Act, 2017 to bar disqualified person from heading a party or giving party office to disqualified member of the Parliament.

The Election (Amendment) Bill, 2017 aimed to amend the Election Act, 2017 was tabled by PPPP Parliamentary Leader Syed Naveed Qamar.

The House rejected the bill with majority vote which sought amendment in Clause 203 of the Election Act, 2017.

The amendment sought that a person who is not eligible to be elected as Member of the Parliament on ground of disqualification should not become an office-bearer of any political party. As many as 98 lawmakers voted in favour of the bill while 163 lawmakers voted against it.—APP