Government to clarify the elections of reserved minority's seats. Nazir Bhatti.
03 Aug 2002
New York. August 3, 2002. Mr. Nazir S Bhatti, president of Pakistan Christian, said that minorities are confused on the election of minorities seats in parliament when government have not clarified that these seats shall be under dual vote or the maj
Mr. Bhatti said that dual voting system have been under considerations of the previous government for the minorities because the majority party in the house have imposed the leaders of their own choices from the minorities and in the PPP government of 1973, the such new faces were imposed who were even never familiar with their neighborhood in Christian colonies. The fears of Christians are there if the political parties present the list of minority candidates on these seats on the floor and these nominated Christian leadership shall be only their masters voice instead of Christians voice in parliament as observed in past.
Mr. Nazir S Bhatti rejected the criticism of some majority religious parties on the dual voting rights under the joint election systems in Pakistan. Mr. Bhatti said that if these Muslim parties are against the dual voting system in Pakistan they are supposed to raise voice against the Azad Kashmir Assembly, which is elected by the Kashmir's living in the territory of Azad Kashmir when the Kashmir's living in Pakistan elect the Kashmir Assembly representatives for Azad\Kashmir Assembly and also vote for the National Assembly of Pakistan by this practice of dual voting. Mr. Bhatti said that dual voting system is the only solutions to the problems of the Christian in Pakistan that they may vote for general seats and also for the reserved seats. He urged the President of Pakistan to clarify the situations.
The central council of PCC today at Karachi elected Mr. Nazir S Bhatti the President of PCC. He said after this election that PCC should present the required documents with election commission ok Pakistan to participate in the forthcoming seats if dual voting rights are awarded to minorities.