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Raza Rabbani not in favour of presidency plan to have open poll in Senate election

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  • Open poll in Senate transfer to hit very foundation of creation of Senate, says former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani
  • In October 2020, the federal authorities tabled the twenty sixth Constitutional Modification Invoice within the Nationwide Meeting searching for an modification to Article 59(2
  • They wished to interchange the phrases “transferable vote” with the phrases “open ballot” 

ISLAMABAD: Former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani shouldn’t be in favour of the authorities’s transfer to current a constitutional modification in Parliament to carry an open poll for the Senate election.

He says that deleting the transferable vote for Senate elections will solely profit bigger events and the Senate will replicate the composition of the Nationwide Meeting, The Information reported Saturday.

“I want to make it clear that I do not defend non-transparency in the electoral process but the move to amend the Constitution for open ballot will hit the very basis of the creation of the Senate,” he was quoted as saying by the publication.

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In October 2020, the federal authorities tabled the twenty sixth Constitutional Modification Invoice within the Nationwide Meeting searching for an modification to Article 59(2) by changing the phrases “transferable vote” with the phrases “open ballot” and it additional sought an modification to Article 226.

He says deletion of the phrase ‘transferable’ means the system of proportional illustration of a single transferable vote is being changed. 

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Rabbani argued that the aim of the only transferrable vote is to permit all shades of political views within the provincial assemblies to be mirrored on the federal stage. “The entire scheme of the Constitution with respect to the Senate will stand altered,” he stated.

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