Deadlock on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and other vacant posts of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is yet to be decide as government and opposition persisted on the name of Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad as CEC as the opposition rejected his name and insisted on the name of its nominee.
Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said that government is trying its level best to appoint Chief Election Commissioner and other members of the Election Commission with consensus. Addressing a public meeting in Peshawar, he said the Opposition is being taken on board in this regard in order to ensure transparency.
Pervez Khattak said the government is still in talks with the Opposition’s leadership to bring good and qualified people to the Election Commission. He said the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan would complete their five years tenure and there is no sign of in-House change.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan has proposed the names of three bureaucrats; Babar Yaqoob, Fazal Abbas Maken and Arif Khan. PM Imran also proposed names of Justice (retd) Sadiq Bhatti, Justice (retd) Noor-ul-haq Qureshi and Abdul Jabbar Qureshi for Sindh while for balochistan, the names of Dr Fayez Mohammad Kakar, Mir Naveed Jan Baloch and Amanullah Baloch were proposed.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president, in a letter to the premier, recommended the names of Nasir Mahmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jillani and Akhlaaq Ahmed Tarar for the post of CEC.
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