Salik suggests secret balloting for reserved seats


Former federal minister J Salik demanded secret balloting for the reserved seats of women and minorities on Thursday.

Talking to APP, Salik said under Article 226 of the constitution, secret balloting should be conducted for reserved seats for women in the national and provincial assemblies.

In response to a question, he said 10 reserved seats in the National Assembly and 23 in the provincial assemblies for non-Muslims should be filled in by secret balloting.

Salik requested all political parties to play their due role for the rights of minorities and their representatives should be selected through secret balloting.