ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) “The Senate election is not a mathematics formulae but it is a political matter,” People’s Party Senator Raza Rabbani argued before a bench of the Supreme Court in Presidential Reference hearing on Monday.
A five-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed hearing the presidential reference seeking the open ballot vote in Senate elections.
“Isn’t it be the violation of the proportional representation if a party wins two Senate seats instead of estimated six seats according to its weightage,” Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan questioned.
“The Senate election is not a mathematics formulae but a political matter and calculations remain different in math and the Senate election,” Rabbani said. “It is not compulsory that a majority party in provincial legislature also wins majority Senate seats,” the PPP counsel further said.