President signs Election Ordinance under Article 89 of Constitution

English Ministries Official News

Islamabad, September 01, 2021 (PPI-OT): President Dr Arif Alvi has signed Election Ordinance under Article 89 of the Constitution of Pakistan, binding the elected members to take oath within sixty days of the commencement of first session of legislature.

The amendment was made to section 72 of the Election Act 2017. Under the ordinance, the members would have to take oath within forty days of the promulgation of this ordinance. In case of failure to take oath within the mandatory period, seats of elected members to Senate, Assembly and Local Government would become vacant.

Meanwhile, the President also signed Pakistan Council of Research for Water Resources (Amendment) Ordinance 2021. The amendment was made under Section 16 of the Act 2007. The Council would make appointments for the better performance and discharge of duties of the institute.

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