FATA MNAs file writ against Presidential Ordinance in IHC

ISLAMABAD: A petition against the presidential ordinance, posed to amend the regulations for members of FATA pertaining to Senate elections, was filed at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday.

The petition requested to annul the new approach to elect the senators, introduced by the presidential ordinance. It has also been maintained that the Senate elections in FATA must be conducted under the previous regulations.

According to the ordinance, each Member of National Assembly (MNA) would be able to cast a singular vote. Hence, the notification rendered the unification of 6 members ineffective. Prior to the notification, six of eleven MNAs could collectively elect four senators that shrunk the significance of the votes of other six members. An amendment in the regulations was made, for the members from FATA, through a presidential ordinance in 2002 DNA

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