Jamaat-e-Islami demands that independent candidates be barred from running in electoral reforms, Amir Siraj-ul-Haq said that when elections are party-based, there should be no independent candidates, and it turns out that a party under supervision should prevent the Election Commission from conducting political elections. The 2020 election law is malicious and fraudulent in the upcoming elections.
He said in a press conference that the process of appointing the head of the electoral commission must be stopped, the authority of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition must be abolished and the authority given to the Supreme Court. The 2020 election law that the government approved in the National Assembly is based on hatred and is a plan to rig the upcoming elections.
Political parties should negotiate to end the institution’s role in elections.
No real democracy can be established in the country without the introduction of the proportional representation law. Electronic voting machines, biometric systems, and overseas Pakistanis support the right to vote. There is a law to stop the interference of wealth in elections, and it is not implemented. Political parties that do not hold elections under the supervision of the Electoral Commission should be prohibited from participating in the elections.
Articles 62-63 of the Constitution must be implemented in accordance with its spirit. These provisions are not supererogatory worship. It is about the behavior of the elected representatives. When there are party elections, there should be no independent candidates, and the avenues of buying and selling are open later. Installing surveillance cameras inside and around the polling station. Independent election monitoring bodies and media representatives must be given full permission to monitor the electoral process.
Police and military personnel must be deployed for security outside the polling stations. An oversight committee must be formed at the level of each constituency to monitor the electoral process, and its report must be implemented by the Electoral Commission. they were.
Amir Jamaa told reporters that a draft of the electoral reforms had already been sent to political parties. The Emir was also accompanied at the press conference by Deputy Prime Minister Liaquat Baloch, Mian Muhammad Aslam, the Emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami in northern Punjab, Dr. Tariq Salim, and the Emir of Islamabad District, Engineer Nasrallah Randhawa. Sirajul Haq said the central leaders of the Islamist group would hold talks with all political parties on the draft and efforts would be made to formulate a common strategy
When asked if the political parties would agree to the draft, Amir Jamaa said that all political parties want electoral reforms. All parties want to end the institution’s interference in the elections, which is to the benefit of the institution itself. He said that he had witnessed in the past the bitter experience of the prime minister and the leader of the opposition in agreeing to appoint a chief electoral commissioner.
We want the interference of political parties in this matter to end completely.
He said that the government had earlier approved the electoral reform bill in the National Assembly and is now talking about negotiations. Siraj al-Haq said the election commission should conduct border demarcation on a normal basis and this work should not be done in a hurry. There is a lot of ambiguity in the process of transferring voters from one electoral district to another, it should be transparent.