FAFEN Cautions against Deviations from Constitutional Framework

Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2017 All federating units must be allocated seats on basis of their population Calls for due diligence in the usage of provisional census results for delimitation ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has expressed serious concerns over the ongoing efforts to amend the 1973 Constitution seeking deviation from…

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FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill 2017 FAFEN Pakistan

15 Political Parties Show Reservations on Draft Elections Bill, 2017

Demand complete independence and autonomy of ECP in line with Constitution and SC judgements Recommend proportionate representation system, direct elections to Senate and reserved seats ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2017: Leaders of 15 political parties have expressed serious reservations over the Draft Elections Bill, 2017 and urged the government to initiate structured engagement with important political…

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Draft Elections Bill 2017

The Draft Elections Bill 2017 was laid down by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Election Reforms which prepared the document in two years’ consultative process for which its sub-committee, headed by Law Minister Zahid Hamid, met for 70 times. To download Draft Elections Bill 2017, click here …

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FAFEN’s Review and Recommendations Draft Elections Bill, 2017

FAFEN’s Review and Recommendations Draft Elections Bill, 2017

The Draft Elections Bill, 2017, represents a step forward, but still requires critical improvements to ensure the independence and authority of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) over all aspects of an election as a prerequisite for free, fair and transparent General Election due in 2018. Appreciating the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms for circulating…

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