In a joint session of parliament, PTI government with the support of its coalition partners passed 33 bills, including some key legislation.
For the first time in the history of the country, overseas Pakistanis have been given the right to vote in our general elections. In future, 18 million overseas Pakistanis will be able to cast there votes which is a huge blessing for our democratic system.
During each testing times our overseas have proven their worth and importance. Whether there is a national calamity (floods, earthquake, internally displaced persons issue or fundraising), our overseas have been leading from the front.
Our fragile economy depends very heavily on their foreign remittances. Before this government the overseas were the most neglected fragment of our society.
Similarly, in another bill the government passed the EVM (electronic voting machine) bill. This will ensure sanctify and transparency of our voting process. I don’t remember since our independence the losing party accepted the results of the election results with grace and humbleness.
There is always allegations of stollen and tampering with results. During his playing days as a cricketer Imran Khan for the first time presented the idea of neutral umpires for the transparency and spirit of the game. As a visionary leader he took the initiative to ensure the transparency of our electoral system.
There was no sense of priority and urgency to address this issue before him. In my humble opinion, these reforms are for our coming generations and they have great impacts on our political system.
While on the contrary in past most of priority during decision making were given for power politics, damaging the political culture of our country.