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Opposition parties, govt agree to set up poll reforms committee

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ISLAMABAD: The government and the joint opposition agreed on Friday to form a 33-member special parliamentary committee to prepare recommendations for electoral reforms.

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A meeting held here on Friday in which parliamentary opposition and government allied leaders were also present. A proposal to form the committee by PM, which was approved by all the participants, presented in the meeting. It was decided that the representation in the proposed committee would be delivered to all parliamentary parties on the basis of their strength in the both houses. Following the formula, PML-N will hold seven seats followed by the PPP with four in the committee.

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Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah, PPP MNA Sayed Naveed Qamar, Jamaiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Abdul Rahim Mandokhel of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Qaumi Watan Party chief Aftab Sherpao, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad of the Awami Muslim League, Dr Arif Alvi of the Pakistan Tehree-i-Insaf, federal ministers Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Sheikh Aftab Ahmad, and others.

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