Pak to portray its real image through undermining Indian propaganda: President

President issues ordinance under which next Senate elections will be held on open ballot

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President Dr Arif Alvi has said that in order to seek a solution to Kashmir dispute, Pakistan would have to undo the Indian evils and portray its own true image in the comity of nations.

 

In an interview with a private television channel, he said we will have to undo the evils of India which labels us for terrorism and opposes us in the Financial Action Task Force.

 

The President said today the world’s decisions are tilted towards financial interests instead of morality whether it may be the United Nations or any state.

 

He suggested that Prime Minister Imran Khan and the leadership from Turkey, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia should take a lead role to revive morality in international relations.

 

The President said Pakistan is about to emerge as a great nation citing the indicators are showing positive trajectory despite COVID-19.

 

Replying to a question about the opposition’s criticism on accountability process, Dr Arif Alvi said most of the cases against the opposition leaders are old. He said the corruption watchdog should investigate if there is any case against any member of the ruling party.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has issued Election Amendment Ordinance 2021 under which next Senate elections will be held on open ballot.

The Ordinance will be effective with immediate effect subject to interpretation of the Supreme Court on Presidential reference already sub-judice in the apex court.

 

The amendment has been introduced in section 33, 86 and 122 of the Election Act 2017.

 

Under the new ordinance, election for Senate will be held on open ballot.

 

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