ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms (PCER) was held in Islamabad on Wednesday that was chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
According to the details, Ishaq Dar said that the sub-committee will hopefully complete draft of electoral reforms in two to three weeks. He hoped biometric system and electronic voting machines will be used in the next elections. The Committee was also informed that the new rules propose to announce the Action Plan of the Elections six months prior to the date of elections so that the process is complete before the caretaker government assumes office. The recommendations also give out the procedure of the immediate declaration of the Election Results and the method of filing and disposing off election petitions. Dar said that the Committee expressed satisfaction over progress made so far. He said there was consensus on many constitutional amendments while several other amendments will be discussed by the committee. The new recommendations will also lay down the procedure to conduct the Local Government and Senate Elections.