ANL 29.68 Increased By ▲ 1.38 (4.88%)
ASC 20.22 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.15%)
ASL 24.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-0.48%)
BOP 8.28 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.36%)
BYCO 10.31 Increased By ▲ 0.17 (1.68%)
FCCL 22.20 Increased By ▲ 0.28 (1.28%)
FFBL 26.70 Decreased By ▼ -0.05 (-0.19%)
FFL 20.25 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (0.75%)
FNEL 9.03 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (1.01%)
GGGL 27.40 Increased By ▲ 1.15 (4.38%)
GGL 45.63 Increased By ▲ 3.01 (7.06%)
HUMNL 7.28 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (1.11%)
JSCL 21.85 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (2.1%)
KAPCO 39.60 Increased By ▲ 0.41 (1.05%)
KEL 3.91 Increased By ▲ 0.05 (1.3%)
MDTL 3.64 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (2.82%)
MLCF 45.54 Increased By ▲ 1.54 (3.5%)
NETSOL 161.80 Increased By ▲ 3.29 (2.08%)
PACE 7.45 Increased By ▲ 0.25 (3.47%)
PAEL 33.30 Increased By ▲ 0.50 (1.52%)
PIBTL 11.15 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1%)
POWER 9.20 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (0.99%)
PRL 23.90 Increased By ▲ 0.95 (4.14%)
PTC 12.12 Increased By ▲ 0.29 (2.45%)
SILK 1.79 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (1.7%)
SNGP 50.60 Increased By ▲ 1.10 (2.22%)
TELE 17.04 Increased By ▲ 1.24 (7.85%)
TRG 162.50 Increased By ▲ 4.30 (2.72%)
UNITY 40.80 Increased By ▲ 0.80 (2%)
WTL 3.67 Increased By ▲ 0.15 (4.26%)
BR100 5,189 Increased By ▲ 64.21 (1.25%)
BR30 26,249 Increased By ▲ 598.06 (2.33%)
KSE100 47,758 Increased By ▲ 305.07 (0.64%)
KSE30 19,110 Increased By ▲ 124.84 (0.66%)

Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,529
6724hr
Pakistan Cases
1,043,277
3,58224hr
7.19% positivity
Sindh
387,261
Punjab
358,387
Balochistan
30,627
Islamabad
88,344
KPK
145,306
Pakistan

Qureshi says government will respect SC’s guidance on Senate’s open ballot issue

  • Qureshi said that when before the opposition parties were demanding open voting for senate elections they are now opposing it for political scoring.
Updated 09 Feb 2021

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the government will respect the Supreme Court's (SC) guidance regarding the Senate’s open ballot election.

The FM said that they have filed a petition in the court in this regard as the government had two options. He said the government could either make amendment to the constitution or seek the court's guidance. He said the government does not have two-thirds majority in the parliament, Radio Pakistanreported.

Qureshi further said that when before the opposition parties were demanding open voting for senate elections they are now opposing it for political scoring. He added that the government has provided a chance to the opposition and invited them for dialogue.

On Saturday, the government promulgated an ordinance amending the Elections Act 2017 for the use of an open and ballot in Senate elections. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz released the ordinance titled the Elections (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 on his Twitter.

As many as 52 senators of the 104-member house are set to retire on March 11 after completing their six-year tenure. Polling will be held to elect 48 senators. 12 each from KP and Balochistan, 11 each from Sindh and Punjab and two from Islamabad.