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PPP tables bill in NA to stop ineligible person from heading political party

Opposition in National Assembly (NA) has tabled an amendment bill regarding clause 203 of the Elections Act 2017 concerning disqualified lawmakers who continue to lead a political party in Pakistan. The bill was earlier tabled in Senate and was adopted with 49 votes in favour and 18 votes against it. The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was put forth by Naveed Qamar of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). He said that a lawmaker who is barred to attend sessions of National Assembly by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) cannot lead a…