Needed fresh polls with electoral reforms, says Sirajul Haq

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Emir Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq has stated that country needed fresh polls with electoral reforms.

He said the JI wanted the overseas Pakistani must be given voting rights but the Election Commission of Pakistan should develop constituencies for them according to their ratio in different areas.

He started said the establishment felt embarrassed after the failure of the PTI project and it again brought back the former ruling parties into power.

While presiding over a meeting of central political council at Mansoorah on Saturday, he said that it had been proved the three parties nurtured under the umbrella of the establishment and there was no difference among their policies. The meeting discussed political situation and preparedness for election. The suggestions of the council will be put before Majlise Shura for consideration and final decisions.

Sirajul Haq said that the country needed fresh polls with electoral reforms.

He said the JI wanted the overseas Pakistani must be given voting rights but the Election Commission of Pakistan should develop constituencies for them according to their ratio in different areas.

The government, he said, could also fix special seats for them in national and provincial assemblies.

The political parties, he said, should join hand for electoral reforms and they must consider the principle of proportional representation which was successfully adopted by different democracies in the world.

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