Re­forms in elec­toral sys­tem for good gov­er­nance stressed

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - GR GORAR

LARKANA—Dis­trict Elec­toral Re­form Group (DERG) un­der ban­ner of Civil So­ci­ety Sup­port Pro­gramme (CSSP) has or­ga­nized one­day sem­i­nar aimed to re­veal the char­ter of de­mands and rec­om­men­da­tion for elec­toral re­forms framed by DERG here Wed­nes­day.

Lead­ers of main­stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties among PPP, PML-N, PTI, MQM and JUIF at­tended the pro­gramme and shed light on elec­toral re­forms and em­pha­sized on fol­low­ing mod­ern meth­ods in elec­tions to en­sure free, fair and trans­par­ent elec­tions in coun­try.

MPA Khur­sheed Junejo ad­dress­ing on the oc­ca­sion said that we should bring re­forms in pre­vail­ing sys­tem of Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan and stream­line it with bio­met­ric sys­tem to put an end long stand­ing out­cry of rig­ging in polls.

Talk­ing about the re­cent 22nd Amend­ment regarding the appointment of Chief Elec­tion Com­mis- sioner and four pro­vin­cial mem­bers, he said that Chief Elec­tion Com­mis­sioner should be elected from Rtired Judge of Supreme Court in­stead of 22 grade Bu­reau­crats or tech­nocrats, be­sides he de­manded the appointment of four pro­vin­cial mem­ber of ECP be made by re­spec­tive prov­inces ac­cord­ing to 18th amend­ment.

He dis­closed that there are sev­eral flaws in pre­vail­ing sys­tem of Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan. He said that there is need to pro­tect the rights and en­ti­tle­ments of vot­ers and can­di­dates in a way as required by the coun­try’s con­sti­tu­tion, adding that strength­en­ing in­sti­tu­tional mech­a­nisms that can led state so­cio-po­lit­i­cally sta­bil­ity.

Dur­ing the con­ven­tions the key find­ings of a sur­vey regarding vot­ers’ list, Project Man­ager M. Ali Ab­basi shared de­lim­i­ta­tion process and polling schemes as­sess­ments of dis­trict Larkana with the par­tic­i­pa­tion.

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