ISLAMABAD: On Saturday, The President Alvi refused to sign the NAB and election amendment bills and returned them to the PM Shehbaz Sharif. The president said that he was not informed about the legislative proposal under Article 46 before they were brought into the Parliament for amendment.
In the last week The National Assembly passed proposals to repeal the PTI government’s election reforms, which gave overseas Pakistanis the ability to cost their vote via i-Voting and electronic voting machines (EVMs), as well as the NAB laws.
Following the president’s refusal for signing the said amendment bills, the federal government has now decided to call a joint session of parliament to approve them, according to sources.
Meanwhile, according to a news statement published by the president’s office, Dr. Alvi returned the National Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2022 and the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2022 to Parliament and its committees for “reconsideration and comprehensive deliberation” under Clause(1)(b) of Article 75.