Political parties concerned over electoral delimitation  



ISLAMABAD: The major political parties of the country, including Pakistan Muslim Nawaz (PML-N), have expressed reservations over the electoral delimitation during a meeting at Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Islamabad.

On Monday, the ECP held the meeting with the delegations of the parliamentary parties to brief them about the constituency delimitation and other preparations for the upcoming general elections.

Along with the PML-N, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat Islami (JI) were also apprehensive over the whole process.  They opined that consultations were not held with the representatives of the political parties regarding the delimitation and added that implementation concerning delimitation law was also not followed.

National Assembly (NA) Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javid Abbasi stated that parliamentarians have reservations on it. PTI leader Dr Arif Alvi started that ECP told him that more than 300 recommendations were pitched regarding electoral constituencies, adding that a number of parliamentarian do not know about this.

Later, talking to media persons, PML-N leader Zahid Hamid said we proposed that maximum voter registration should be ensured.

He said it was also proposed that special campaigns should be launched in areas where votes of women are less or not registered.

He said a proposal was also made that voter registration be ensured at the time when the National Identity Card is issued by NADRA.

Federal Minister Daniyal Aziz said that his party will take up the issue of constituency delimitation in the meeting of the Central Working Committee.