President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi refuses to sign proposals amending the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and election laws.
The president stated he “was not told” about the “legislative proposal” under Article 46 before it was tabled in parliament, thus the bill was returned to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The National Assembly (NA) passed bills last week to repeal election reforms that gave overseas Pakistanis the right to vote via i-Voting and electronic voting machines (EVMs), as well as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws, which were implemented during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-(PTI) Insaf’s term in power.
According to a news release from the president’s office, Article 46 was broken because he was not informed of the legislative ideas before they were presented to parliament. “The prime minister shall keep the president informed on all legislative measures the federal administration intends to put before Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament),” according to Article 46.