Ayaz Sadiq to chair electoral reforms panel

The Parliamentary Committee for Electoral Reforms on Thursday in its maiden meeting unanimously elected Sardar Ayaz Sadiq of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) as its chairman.

The committee additionally decided to make its phrases of reference (TORs) and keep the primary working session on Tuesday.

Sadiq stated that the committee turned into left with restrained time, stressing that the reforms method would be completed with the aid of Aug thirteen.

The name of the committee chairman become proposed by way of Syed Naveed Qamar of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Senator Kamran Murtaza of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

Addressing the committee after his election, Sadiq said that reforms had been important for elections. However, he admitted that the committee were formed a little overdue.

“We have to complete the electoral reforms system before August 13, as time is brief,” he stated.
He careworn that the reforms have been required to be authorised by using each the houses of parliament – the National Assembly and the Senate – earlier than the end of the tenure of the decrease residence on Aug 13.

On this occasion, committee member Senator Taj Haider of the PPP drew the attention of the contributors in the direction of other problems, inclusive of the ultra-modern census.

“If the census is correct, the elections can be accurate,” Haider told the committee.

Sadiq agreed that it was an important obligation. “We could have a marathon consultation,” he said.

Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar advised the committee that the parliamentary affairs secretary could participate in every assembly of the committee.

Qamar asked the chair to provide the latest copy of the elections act to the members.

It was also decided within the assembly that the following assembly of the parliamentary committee would be held on Tuesday.
Pakistan and Türkiye have held Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) in Ankara, appreciably reviewing entire range of bilateral cooperation protecting political relations, trade, connectivity, defence, training, culture, and people-to-people contacts.

Foreign Secretary Dr Asad Majeed Khan and Türkiye’s Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akçapar led their respective aspects.

Noting the importance of High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC), each facets agreed on early maintaining of its 7th consultation in Islamabad. Progress made under the Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) among the two international locations became also discussed.

While underscoring the existing capacity for cooperation in various fields, in particular in IT, technology and technology, studies and development, health, schooling, agriculture, shipping and maritime, the 2 countries careworn the need to in addition decorate collaboration in these regions.

The two facets preferred the giant progress made in defence and pledged to take this cooperation to more recent heights by utilizing the existing mechanisms and venture joint ventures.

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