the government has agreed to introduce the electoral changes bill in the National Assembly next week.
Syed Khursheed Shah, the Federal Minister for Water Resources, told the media that the administration will implement legal and electoral reforms before and after the forthcoming Federal Budget. “Electoral reforms are required before the next elections,” Shah stated.
“The election commission has asked for seven months to prepare for the next general election,” said People’s Party veteran Khursheed Shah. He also stated that elections will not be held in October or November of this year.
In response to a question, a federal minister stated that the coalition parties had not yet decided whether or not to file a vote of no confidence against the incumbent Senate Chairman.
In response to a query, Khursheed Shah stated that Imran Khan’s movement is “against the state,” not the government. He said that the PPP had not been consulted about the cases against Imran Khan.
“Imran Khan’s administration was deposed through constitutional procedures,” a PPP leader remarked.
Khursheed Shah, commenting on the political scenario following the Supreme Court’s decision on the Presidential Reference for the Interpretation of Article 63-A, said Hamza Shehbaz still has a four-vote majority in the Punjab Assembly.