ISLAMABAD, Oct 11 (SABAH): Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has moved a Bill in the Senate against the recent amendment in the Electoral law allowing a person disqualified by the courts to hold an office of a political party.
The draft Bill moved by the JI Chief said that under the Political Parties Order 2002, an individual who was not qualified to be member of the parliament was not entitled to hold any office of any political party.
The Bill says that the Supreme Court had disqualified Nawaz Sharif from being a member of the parliament or an assembly. However, the government had passed an amendment in the law only to benefit the ousted Prime Minister and removed the bar for holding a party office for him.
The draft says that the recent amendment was undemocratic as it had not only weakened the democratic system but also damaged the image of the parliament.
The draft therefore demanded that the electoral law be further amended in a manner that a disqualified person was debarred from holding any party office.