Wastage in by-elections... By Zafar
26 August, 2013
Such huge by-elections! Parliament should henceforth pass a law whereby no person should contest on more than one seat in the general elections and there should be no by-elections on a large scale, like the ones held last week. The by-elections should only be held in case of the death of any members of the Assemblies. The extravaganza of last week's by-elections involved a heavy burden on the public exchequer over the logistics of the army, police and other law enforcement agencies as well as the election staff, besides wastage of precious time.
And, if any member of any Assembly changes his/her loyalty from the party on whose ticket he/she has been elected, his/her seat should be considered vacant and they should bear the cost of the by-election.
ZAFARUL HAQ MEMON