JUI-F seeks Senate debate on polls to avert instability

Published February 13, 2024
JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza. — Senate website
JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza. — Senate website

KARACHI: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl has sought a discussion on conduct of elections and its impact on the country in the upper house of parliament.

In a calling attention notice submitted to the Senate, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, JUI-F Senator Kamran Murtaza called the Senate’s attention towards the “situation arising from recently held elections in the country”.

In the notice, Senator Murtaza raised concerns over the role of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), caretaker government and state institutions in the conduct of elections. He questioned if the election results were “according to the public’s expectations” and the number of political parties that accepted the election results.

The JUI-F senator asserted that a debate should be held in the upper house so that “no political or economic crisis arises in the coming days”, and that a solution could be found. He also raise concern over the situation arising after the release of the poll results.

Published in Dawn, February 13th, 2024

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