Elections Bill 2017


FAFEN Urges Parliament to Address Critical Weaknesses in Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the Parliament to address critical weaknesses in the proposed Elections Bill, 2017 to enhance independence and authority of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), repeal regressive measures to curb transparency, improve procedure of the appointment of caretaker governments and dilute monopolies of a few families on political organization. An exhaustive parliamentary discussion is required on the proposed electoral reforms in an effort to enact a legislation that reflects the aspiration of all political actors in the country. This will also potentially increase people’s trust over election system. The Elections […]