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.
Durin g 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.
During the hearing, in his remarks, CJ said “It is not an ideal situation to bring the problems of parliamentarians to the courts. It is a matter of the parliament’s sovereignty. Everything is in the hands of the parliamentarians and the court does not want to intervene,” he said.
“The post of Chief Election Commissioner is highly important. We want both government and opposition to settle the matter through mutual consensus. Speak National Assembly and Chairman Senate are neutral parties and they can end this deadlock,” he added. Court, after giving government another ten days, adjourned the hearing till December 31.
Eralier, 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.
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