PPP accepts JI invitation for APC on electoral reforms

ISLAMABAD May 12: The Amir Jamaat Islami Senator Sirajul Haq Friday evening called on former President Asif Ali zardari in Zardari house in Islamabad.
Former Interior Minister Senator Rehman Malik and JI leaders Mian Muhammad Aslam and Asif Luqman Qazi were also present in the meeting.
Both leaders discussed the current political situation in the country with focus of electoral reforms. Senator Sirajul Haq invited Mr Asif Ali Zardari to a conference on electoral reforms proposed to be held in Mansoora Lahore by the JI which Mr. Zardari accepted.
Talking to Senator Sirajul Haq the PPPP President said that he appreciated the JI initiative to hold a conference on electoral reforms adding “the forthcoming elections would serve no purpose without consensus electoral reforms ahead of the elections”.
He said that the reformed election laws must also provide for punishment to Returning Officers involved in election rigging, a mechanism for arriving at consensus in the setting ups of care taker governments at the federal and provincial levels and right to overseas Pakistanis to vote in elections.