The advisor to the Ex-CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on political affairs, Sikandar Aziz Khan has suggested to the Election Commission of Pakistan to immediately impose the system of proportional representation for the larger interest of the country and the people as in this system votes will be cast in support of the political parties and not candidates that will result in enhancement of the percentage of cast votes.
Addressing a press conference in the press club on Thursday, Sikandar Aziz Khan advised the Election Commission of Pakistan to make immediate amendments in the law in this connection and adopt the system in which the seats in the national and provincial assemblies would be allotted to the political parties according to the percentage of received votes. He said the existing system had created a lot of defects in the ruling party and majority of the people were reluctant to cast their votes. He said from the existing system it was clear that those rich candidates were being brought to power who had spent huge funds on the elections and after wining the polls use every underhand method to get the money back.
Sikandar Aziz Khan advised the EC to make all the political parties bound to provide serial wise lists of their candidates before the elections and in case of any mishap the EC could select the next candidate of the concerned political party.
He said all the political parties be made bound to present the names of prime minister, speakers, senate chairman and chief ministers of all the provinces to the Election Commission before the elections and the selection of the president be made on none political grounds which should be the responsibility of the EC.
Sikandar Aziz Khan proposed that all the political parties be made bound also to hold their party elections and that be under the supervision of the Elections Commission. He said those parties which refused to hold party elections should be banned to participate in the electoral process and the EC should issue proper notification in this regard.