PML-N challenges e-voting and suffrage ordinance for Pakistanis abroad
ISLAMABAD: The Electronic Voting and Voting Ordinance for Pakistanis Abroad has been challenged. League MNA Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha challenged the Presidential Ordinance in the Islamabad High Court and sought that the right of e-voting and Pakistanis abroad to vote through the ordinance be declared unconstitutional and illegal and the related ordinance be declared null and void. To be given
In the petition, the President of Pakistan and the Prime Minister have been made parties through the Principal Secretary, while the Secretary Election Commission and the Secretary Law and Justice are also among the parties.
The petitioner said that according to media reports, the government issued a one-page ordinance on May 9, the public or public representatives were not taken into confidence regarding this important type of legislation, the government has more than 54 presidential since September 24, 2018. Ordinances have been issued, and the issuance of ordinances has become routine, depriving public representatives of the right to legislate.
The petitioner said that the President’s power to issue ordinances is for an emergency, without which issuing a presidential ordinance would be tantamount to disrespecting Parliament. In the PMDC case, the Islamabad High Court has clarified the circumstances under which. A presidential ordinance may be issued.