Islamabad (November 17, 2017): The Senate is set to pass 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 today, which has been passed from the the National Assembly yesterday.
The constitutional amendment bill, paving the way for fresh delimitation on the basis of provisional census results for next general elections, was passed by the NA with 242 parliamentary members voting in its favour.
As the President has already summoned Senate to meet today, the Upper House is all set to approve the Bill after which it will be sent to President for his assent to it to make it a law.On Thursday, the NA also also passed the amendment related to the restoration of the Khatam-e-Nabuwat [finality of Prophethood] clause to its original form.Both the bills were presented before the assembly by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. They will now be presented in the Senate.
According to the new delimitation, Punjab’s seat share in the National Assembly will decrease by nine seats, while Islamabad will get one more seat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa five and Balochistan three more.