PML(N) opposes reservation of 10 percent women seats
08 February, 2013
ISLAMABAD: PML(N) has went against the suggestion that political parties would have to reserve 10 percent seats for women in general elections.
The meeting of Senate's Special Committee for Electoral Reforms was held at Parliament House on Thursday under the chairmanship of Senator Jahangir Tareen to review the proposed reforms.
Senator Ishaq Dar said that Election Commission should file a review petition against the Supreme Court's decision of providing transport to the voters. He said it would be difficult for the voters to know about their vote through SMS especially in the remote areas, where mobile service is not available.
He said that now it is to much delayed to include the suggestion regarding reserving 10 percent seats for women. Now there is not much time to act upon it. He said that by forcing political parties , the women may get tickets from those constituencies where the party would have no potential to win.
Senator Jahangir Badar told the members that the election commission has included all the recommendations of the committee in the electoral reforms.
Riaz Fatyana said that although politicians are very rich but political parties are poor, so government might give these fund to contest elections as financial support is given to political parties in Germany.