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Senate to hold vote on delimitation bill again today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate will proceed on the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 on Monday (today) after it failed to hold voting on the bill in last three sessions due to lack of quorum. The bill pertains to fresh delimitation of the constituencies in accordance with the provisional results of the latest census for upcoming General Elections in 2018. The bill was earlier tabled in upper house of the parliament last month but it could not be passed due to lack of quorum. Subsequently, the voting on the bill was…

Senate to hold vote on delimitation bill again today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate is to table 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 today (Wednesday) after it failed to hold voting on the bill in last two sessions due to lack of quorum. The bill pertains to fresh delimitation of the constituencies in accordance with the provincial results of the latest census for upcoming General Elections in 2018. The bill was earlier tabled in upper house of the parliament on Friday but it could not be passed due to lack of quorum. Subsequently, the voting on the bill was again…

Senate to hold vote on Constitutional Amendment Bill today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday is to hold a vote on 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 pertaining to delimitation of the constituencies ahead of upcoming general elections in 2018. The bill was earlier tabled in upper house of the parliament on Friday but it could not be passed due to lack of quorum. The house of 104 needed a two-thirds majority – 69 senators – to pass the bill whereas less than 50 legislators attended the session. In light of Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017, Punjab is to lose nine seats in…

PTI to oppose constitutional amendment, says Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Babar Awan on Wednesday said that his party would strongly oppose any constitutional amendment introduced to protect merely an individual, ARY News reported. Talking to media outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Awan asserted that Articles 62 and 63 were part in the 1973 Constitution and subsequently the Public Representatives Act, 1976. “If it was part of the 1976 Act that means the law was formed during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s tenure ,” he remarked, adding…

PPP concerned over military courts

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party is not in favor of constitutional amendment for the sake of military courts, while hiding the draft of the proposed amendment is creating suspicions about it, said PPP senator Aitzaz Ahsan on Tuesday, ARY News reported.