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Article 222: Electoral laws

Subject to the Constitution, Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) may by law provide for:

a. the allocation of seats in the National Assembly as required by clauses (3) and (4) of Article 51;

b. the delimitation of constituencies by the Election Commission;

c. the preparation of electoral rolls, the requirements as to residence in a constituency, the determination of objections pertaining to and the commencement of electoral rolls;

d. the conduct of elections and election petitions the decision of doubts and disputes arising in connection with elections;

e. matters relating to corrupt practices and other offences in connection with elections; and

f. all other matters necessary for the due constitution of the two Houses and the Provincial Assemblies; but no such law shall have the effect of taking away or abridging any of the powers of the Commissioner or an Election Commission under this Part.


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