President signs Election Ordinance (Third Amendment) 2021

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ISLAMABAD (APP): President Dr. Arif Alvi has signed Election Ordinance (Third Amendment) 2021 under Article 89 of the Constitution of Pakistan, binding the elected members to take oath within sixty days of the commencement of the first sitting of the maiden session of the legislature.

The amendment was made to section 72 of the Election Act 2017.  According to a press release on Wednesday, under the amendment, 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 the 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. It also gets the power to hire services of advisers and experts on a contract basis.

The president also approved a summary regarding the appointment of Muhammad Saeedullah on deputation as judge of the Accountability Court Rawalpindi.

The president granted his consent on a summary regarding initiation of proceedings against Khawaja Shaukat Hussain, a grade 20 officer in the National School of Public Policy, under Civil Servant (E&D) Rules 2020.

The president also approved the resignation of Nazar Muhammad, assistant attorney general –II Quetta.

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