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PTI electoral reforms proposal is too little too late: Abdul Q Kundi

Former member of PTI Chairman Advisory Committee and Central Tarbiyati Council Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi issued following statement:

I would like to congratulate PTI labor wing for winning Pakistan Steel Mills referendum. Improving condition of labor is one of the top priorities of the party.

It seems those around IK are always late and wake up when the train has already left the station. PTI was credited for pushing the government to form a parliamentary committee on electoral reforms but then forgot all about it and went to sleep. When that committee was formed we had informed the party that its structure will favor PML-N government and opposition party PPP rather than provide good weight to PTI. In last three years, we informed party repeatedly that we have to lead efforts on electoral reforms rather than act second fiddle. It is now too late and the lead is now with PML-N and PPP rather than PTI.

When we initiated drafting our proposals on government election bill, made public in December 2016, once again we reached out to our parliamentarians so that it could be a joint effort. But since these are non-serious people nothing was done. So we prepared our proposals and sent it directly to all members of the parliamentary committee. Now when the reform bill is almost completed PTI has come up with its 10 points proposals which are prepared without any proper consultations or discussions. This means that the next election will be conducted as per the old system with small changes rather than a revamped system could have been developed if PTI maintained its focus on it.

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