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ECP meets to deliberate on delimitation of constituencies

ISLAMABAD: After passage of crucial delimitation bill from both houses of the parliament, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is holding a meeting in Islamabad today (Friday) to discuss various aspects and requirements of delimitation of the constituencies. All the Provincial Election Commissioners, Chief Secretaries, Secretary Pakistan Board of Statistics and Chairman NADRA will attend the meeting. Earlier this week, the Senate approved the constitution (amendment) bill, 2017 pertaining to delimitation of the…

PTI endorses delimitation bill passed by Senate: spokesperson

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday said the PTI fully endorsed the delimitation bill, ARY News reported. “We played active role in favor of constitutional amendment for delimitation in National Assembly and Senate as well,” he said talking to media in Lahore. Giving details on the delimitation bill, he said as per the data on the National Assembly seats available with him, nine seats from Punjab would be cut. Seven seats would be added in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two additional seats…

Parliamentary leaders agree to table delimitation bill in senate on Dec 19

ISLAMABAD: The legislators of major political parties on Friday announced to have reached a consensus on delimitation bill after a parliamentary leaders meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.  Talking to media, Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) senator Aitzaz Ahsan said the delimitation bill will be tabled in upper house of the parliament on December 19. He said a five-member committee comprising senators Taj Haider, Mushahidullah Khan, Hasil Bizenjo, Mushahid Hussain, and Usman Kakar has been formed to…

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…

PTI to dissolve KP assembly if snap elections called: Fawad Chaudhry

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry reiterated on Sunday that the early elections should be held in the country. In a brief video message, the PTI spokesperson said his party would dissolve Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s assembly if consensus among all political parties was formed on dissolving the provincial and national assemblies for an early election. He said his party would not accept any delay in the elections merely on the basis of legislation on the delimitation bill, as what he said, the…