Govt decides to amend Constitution to stop Senate horse trading

M nawazISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to amend the Constitutional to stop horse-trading in upcoming elections of Senate.

The decision was taken at Federal Cabinet’s meeting that was presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

If supported by major political parties, sources said, the constitutional amendment is likely to be presented in National Assembly before March 5 Senate elections. 

The PM took strong notice of some reports regarding horse trading in the elections and reviewed measures to fair and transparent voting process.

Sources said the PM has constituted a three-member body, comprising Pervaiz Rashid, Saad Rafique and Irfan Siddiqui, tasked with contacting political leadership for the amendment.

They said another committee of three members has been formed under Minister of State Anusha Rehman to devise legal strategy in this regard. The body also includes Attorney General of Pakistan and Barrister Zafarullah.

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