In an effort to end deadlock on appointments on key posts of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the government and opposition will hold a consultative meeting on Thursday (Dec 19).
According to sources the session will be held at the Parliament House to hold consultations over appointments of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and other members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
It has been learnt that leaders from the government and opposition have been invited by National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) gave another 10 days as federal government has been failed to break the deadlock over appointments on post of Chief Election Commissioner and other vacant seats.
During the hearing, conducted by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, Deputy Attorney General Syed Muhammad Tayyab Shah appeared before the court from federal government’s side while the Secretary National Assembly also appeared before the court. The Secretary National Assembly took the stance that the government should be given 10 more days to resolve the issue of appointment of Election Commission members in Sindh and Balochistan.
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