Commotion in National Assembly as Federal Govt. presents a bill on Senate Open Ballot

Commotion in National Assembly as Federal Govt. presents a bill on Senate Open Ballot

The Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem presented the 26th constitutional amendment bill during a National Assembly session on Wednesday that was spoiled by the protest of the opposition with Speaker Asad Qaiser in the seat. This constitutional amendment bill was tabled to hold the senate elections by “show of hands” to bring more transparency to the electoral exercise for the upper house of parliament. Under the show of hands method, the voters raise their hands for counting.

It is an alternative to the secret balloting voting method and is being practiced in many countries. During today’s session, Ahsan Iqbal of PML-N accused the speaker of NA Asad Qaiser of bias against the members of the opposition. He was of the view that often their microphones are turned off to suppress their voices. He also added that this whole drama of constitutional package is just to bring in the “friends of Prime Minister Imran Khan.” The speaker tried to convince Ahsan Iqbal by saying that he conducts the proceedings of the House as per the rules. He asked Ahsan to come to his office so that he may address his reservations. The PML-N leader, however, was not convinced.

Commotion in National Assembly as Federal Govt. presents a bill on Senate Open Ballot

National Assembly main federal government ke senate open ballot pe paish kye gae bill ko le k hulchul

Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem ne 26waan constitutional amendment bill National Assembly k session main Wednesday ko paish kia. National Assembly ka ye session oppositon k Speaker ki seat pe bethay huay Asad Qaiser k sath honay walay ehtijaaj ki nazar ho gya. Constitutional amendment bill is lye paish kia gya tha ta k senate k elections ko “Show of hands ” k tareqay se kia jae. Iss ka maqsad ye tha k parliamant k upper house k elections k tareqa e kaar ko mazeed shafaf banaya ja sakay. Show of hands k tareqa k tehat voters voting k lye apnay hath kharay kartay hain ta k unhain count kia ja sakay. Ye secret balloting voting method ka alternative tareqa hai jisay kafi countries main use kia jata hai.

Aj k session k doraan PML-N k Ahsan Iqbal ne NA k speaker Asad Qaiser pe ye ilzaam lagaya k wo opposition k members k khilaaf biasness show kartay hain. Un ka khayal tha k aksar un logon k microphones ko band kar dia jata hai ta k un ki awazon ko dabaya ja sakay. Ahsan Iqbal ne ye bhi kaha k ye sara constitutional package ka drama sirf “Prime Minister Imran Khan k doston” ko lanay k lye kia ja raha hai. Speaker ne unhain convince karnay ki koshih ki aur kaha k wo House ki proceedings ko rules k tehat hi chalatay hain. Unhon ne Ahsan Iqbal se kaha k agar unhain koi reservations hain to wo un se un k office main a k milain ta k unhain door kia ja sakay. Taham PML-N k leader convince na ho sakay.