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Party : Pakistan Patriotic Movement
Symbol : Olympic Torch
Name of Party Leader : Mr. Abdul Rasheed Yousafzai
Home Page : http://www.ppm.org.pk/index.html
Name & Objective :
** The name of the political party is “Pakistan Patriotic Movement” The colour of the party flagis white with a red colour Crescent and star in the middle.
** The Anthem of the party will be Allah Isma –ul- Husna
Vote of no-confidence :
** Office bearers of National and Provincial Councils can be removed through a vote of no-confidence.
** A vote of no-confidence can be passed against the Chairman by two-third of the total membership of the ‘National Council.
** A vote, of no-confidence can be passed against other office bearers by majority of the total membership of the National Council.
** A vote of no-confidence can be passed against any office bearer of a Provincial Organization by a majority of the total membership of the Provincial Council.
** Provided that a vote of no-confidence shall not be voted upon unless the office bearer concerned has been given at least two weeks notice prior to such a vote.
** Provided further that all members of the National and Provincial Organizations, as the case may be, including nominated ones, shall have a right to participate and exercise their votes in a vote of no-confidence.** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
** Provided further that a vote of no-confidence cannot be moved by less than one-fifth of the total members of the Council as the case may be.
** Provided further that if a vote of no-confidence fails against an office, bearer, no fresh motion for vote of no-confidence can be moved against him for at least a period of six months.
Functions of the Organizations :
Primary, Ward and Tehsil/Taluka/Sub Division/Zonal Organizations :
The functions of the Primary, Ward and Tehsil/Taluka/Sub Diviision/Zoanal Organizations shall be:
** To motivate people to join the Party;
** To promote, disseminate and implement the Party Programmes amongst the people within their respective areas.
** To work for social uplift and development of their respective areas.
** To feed the Provincial and National Organizations with information about the problems in their respective areas to facilitate the formulation of Party policies, at the National and Provincial levels which are responsive to the real issues and actual problems of the people.
** To work and assist the affectees in their respective areas during emergencies like floods, epidemics, earthquakes and other national disasters.
** To work at the grass root level for mass literacy and education, for setting up basic health facilities, for building and maintenance of infrastructure and to educate people in better civic facilities and sanitation.
** To identify corruption, exploitation, injustices, excesses, pollution and other problems in their respective areas and mobilize public opinion against the perpetrators and to wage moral and legal struggle for their eradication.
** To establish conciliation bodies at the local level for promoting harmony and social justice. To perform all other functions that are defined else where in this Constitution; and
** To perform any other acts or functions in pursuance of the policies lay down by Central/Provincial Executive Committees from time to time.
Selection of Party candidates:
The Chairman shall constitute Parliamentary Board for each Province which shall select Party candidates for National and Provincial Assemblies within the Province. District and City Organizations concerned shall recommend at least three persons for selection as Party candidate in each constituency. ** ** Provided that the Parliamentary Board concerned shall give due consideration to the recommendations of the District/City Organization and the criteria and qualifications laid down for selection of candidates. ** ** Provided further that the Parliamentary Board shall give preference to the candidate belonging to middle and working classes in order to ensure participation of the people across the board.
However, only such persons shall be selected for nomination as Party candidates who fulfill the following qualifications:
** Whose sources ‘of income and wealth are not based on corruption.
** Whose standard of living Is In accordance with his known sources of Income.
** Who has not obtained plots and permits through influence and bribery.
** Who has not used his influence to get remission of loans. Who has not been involved in any kind of political horse trading or changed his political affiliation for the sake of personal gains. Who has not been convicted or charged with an offence of moral turpitude.
** Who is not known to have affiliation with the underworld, or known to have amassed wealth from illegal and anti-social activities like gambling, prostitution, smuggling, qabza group, drug pushing, narcotic dealing, boot-legging and loan sharking.
** Who is willing to disclose his assets and assets of his immediate family before filling his nomination papers.
All these qualifications are in addition to and not in substitution of the qualifications provided for the membership of the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies under the Constitution and the laws of Pakistan.
Membership fees shall be retained by the Provincial Organizations. All Organizations at the various levels shall, however, have the authority to require the lower Organizations to contribute a proportion of their income to their funds as and when such necessity arises. To maintain the independence of the Party and to finance the implementation of its aims, objectives and programme, the Central and Provincial Executive Committees shall authorize fund raising activities to meet the financial targets. Proper accounts of the funds shall be maintained which shall be audited by the auditors appointed by Central and Provincial Executive Committees.
Amendment to the Constitution :
An amendment to the Constitution can be moved by the Central Executive Committee before the National Council. An amendment can also be moved by one-tenth of the membership of the National Council. The constitution of the Party can be amended by the National Council provided that the proposed amendment is approved by at least a two-third majority of the members present. The Chairman may refer to the Council for reconsideration of the amendment. Which may again be passed by two-third of the members, present? Provided that the proposed amendment shall be circulated amongst the members of the National Council fourteen days prior to the meeting.
Differences and Disputes. :
** All matters, differences and disputes at meetings of various Organizations of the Party shall be decided by a majority of votes
** Party Election Commission and its Procedure
** The Central Executive Committee shall appoint a Central Election Commissioner for a period of five years who shall in consultation with theairman appoint members to the Central Election Commission.
** The Central Election Commission shall be responsible for holding Party elections at the level of Central and Provincial Organizations.
** The Central Election Commission shall appoint Provincial Election Committees which shall be responsible for holding elections at all tiers below the Provincial Organizations.
** The Central Election Commission shall frame its own rules for conduct of elections.
** Results of the elections at all levels shall be intimated immediately to Central Election Commission.
** The Central Election Commission or a Provincial Election Committee may release the results of election to the Press.
** Only one appeal against the decision of an Election Committee shall be permissible. The appeal shall lie before the higher forum within a week of such decision.
** The members of Election Commission shall be drawn from the National Council; they shall be disqualified from contesting any party election during the period of their tenure.