National Assembly reverts Khatm-i-Naboowat clause in original form

National Assembly (NA) on Thursday has unanimously approved oath related to Khatm-i-Naboowat in nomination papers in its original form.

The Elections Act 2017 was presented by Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid in the House that was accepted by the participants.

Earlier, Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq on Wednesday accepted that a ‘clerical or technical mistake’ was made in Khatm-i-Naboowat clause which would be restored in its original form.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi also demanded to bring clause 203 in its original form.

Chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rashid had also challenged Elections Act 2017 in Supreme Court (SC), stating that the Constitution has been distorted to save one person.

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