ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Leader of Opposition in National Assmebly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Friday written a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and declared the government’s electoral reforms unconstitutional.
The letter, written by the opposition leader, emphasized the need to build consensus on electoral reforms. He said that these reforms were necessary for holding the next general elections in a free, fair, transparent and non-interfering manner.
He said that the incumbent government was making the next elections controversial by imposing its electoral reform agenda through unilateral measures. He said the government s electoral reforms are unconstitutional and the government did not consult the parties concerned on the matter.
He further wrote in his letter that the ECP itself had expressed serious concern over the recent election bills, adding that these election bills were bulldozed and passed in the National Assembly. He said Institutions must take responsibility to make the electoral reforms meaningful to ensure free and fair elections.
The PML-N said that it was the responsibility of the ECP to consult all political parties on electoral reforms.