A day after the deadlock in the parliamentary committee over the appointment of ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan, the federal government on Tuesday (June 25) has decided to contact the Supreme Court over the matter of appointment of two members in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Prime Minister’s Special Aide Naeem ul Haque has confirmed the reports and said that What has to be done in this situation, there are no directions in the constitution, said Haque while talking to newsmen in the Parliament house.
The meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and members of Elections Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the issue of selecting two members of ECP from Sindh and Balochistan ended without reaching any consensus as the government and opposition rejected each other’s nominations.
The committee held its meeting under its chairperson and Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here Monday (June 24). Dr. Shireen Mazari said the efforts were made to create a consensus but unfortunately it could not be reached as no nominee was able to get a two-third majority approval. She said, “We have give a formula that if they accept our nominee from Sindh, we will accept their nominee from Balochistan but the opposition did not accept it.”
The election body has been incomplete since the retirement of its two members on January 26.
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17 November, 2019