SJB MP Bakeer Markar to present Bill to ensure 35% youth quota in elections

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

SJB MP Imtiaz Bakeer Marker

SJB MP Imtiaz Bakeer Marker will present a Private Member’s Bill to Parliament to make a mandatory nomination quota of 25% for youth below 35.

The Bill will be an amendment to the  Parliamentary Elections Act.

Under the proposed amendment, no less than one fourth of persons given nominations by political parties or independent groups will have to be those below the age of 35 years.

If a political party or independent group fails to fulfil this requirement, their nomination paper will be deemed null and void and be rejected by the Returning Officer.

The Bill has been published in the Gazette and is to be presented to the House shortly.