Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – The federal government has decided to table the 22nd amendment in Parliament on Monday despite the fact that it has failed to reach a consensus on the proposed constitutional amendment to stop horse-trading in the upcoming Senate elections.


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Government will attempt to get the bill approved with the support of parties who back the proposed bill.

Earlier Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif failed to develop a unanimity among political parties in a high level meeting that was attended by representatives of PPP, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), JUI-F, Awami National Party (ANP), PTI, and JI.

PPP and JUI-F categorically rejected the proposal to introduce a new constitutional amendment to check the bad practices in elections whereas PTI, JI and MQM supported the presented draft.

PPP and JUI-F, anyhow, wanted political parties to handle this issue internally according to their party discipline.

Leaders of all political parties had raised their concerns ahead of senate elections scheduled at March 5.