Opposition to recollect EVM invoice ‘defeat’ for years to come back: Fawad

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday stated the opposition will keep in mind at the moment’s “historic defeat” on essential legislative points for a very long time to come back.

The assertion got here hours after the federal government achieved essential victory within the parliament’s joint session because it managed to cross the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2021, granting voting rights to abroad Pakistanis and using digital voting machines.

The opposition, in protest, tore copies of the day’s agenda and walked out of the session in protest. The invoice on using EVMs was earlier deferred on the request of Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan however was later put up for a vote.

“We had invited the opposition earlier to come on common grounds and move forward in unison,” Fawad stated whereas talking to the media outdoors the parliament home.

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“But they refused our supply and at the moment it has been confirmed as soon as once more that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the largest political get together of the nation.”

According to the minister, the opposition may solely muster just a few votes in response to the 223 votes proven by PTI within the Senate and the National Assembly.

“This sheds light on the fact that we, at the moment, enjoy a full majority in the NA as well as Senate.”

The opposition, he added, was beneath the impression they’d convey a no-confidence movement in opposition to the Senate chairman.

“These people now know where they stand after today’s verdict which is in favour of the ruling party.”

Fawad stated amongst the legislations was digital voting machines (EVMs) and giving abroad Pakistanis the appropriate to vote.

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“The historic legislation also included anti-rape and pro-women and children amendments. It will allow formation of special courts and investigations cells against rape, and law for heirship for women.”

These legal guidelines will lay the inspiration of long-term advantages for the nation, he remarked.

According to the minister, the laws additionally uncovered fact for these projecting an alleged distance between PTI and the establishments.

“The elements are waging a confrontation against the government and institutions, one after another,” he opined. “Those who rely on other’s shoulders are telling us about how to indulge in politics. All political dwarfs have united under one alliance known as the Pakistan Democratic Movement,” he added.

Fawad urged the opposition to vary their technique and are available alongside and move ahead collectively on the laws.

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