Election (Amend) Bill, 2023 was passed unanimously


The Election (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was passed unanimously by the Senate Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs; in a meeting held on Friday at Parliament House.

Chaired by Senator Taj Haider, the meeting; was attended by Senator Abida Muhammad Azeem, Senator Kamran Murtaza, Senator Syed Waqar Mehdi and senior officers of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs along with its attached departments and agencies.

The proposed amendment entailed deletion of the words Federally Administered Tribal Areas and where mentioned in the Election Act 2017. The Committee was informed that the amendment was necessary in light of the 25th constitutional amendment and merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtun Khawa.