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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,246
4024hr
Pakistan Cases
1,226,008
2,16724hr
4.22% positivity
Sindh
450,787
Punjab
422,790
Balochistan
32,769
Islamabad
104,242
KPK
171,388

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's proposal needs serious consideration. He has floated a proposal through which he suggests giving representation to overseas Pakistanis in the parliament through allocation of five to seven seats that are reserved for them in the National Assembly and two in the Senate. This would surely enable the overseas Pakistanis to represent the diaspora in the parliament and to highlight their issues effectively. His is an honest effort aimed at ending the political impasse that hurriedly passed Elections (Second Amendment) Act, 2021 and the Elect (Amendment) Bill, 2020 along with 19 other bills has created.

The acceptance of Shehbaz's proposal is likely to prevent the situation from reaching a crisis point because of the bad blood between government and Opposition.

Saghir Hayat (Lahore)

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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