Meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan will be held in the Parliament House today (Dec 3).
The Committee will consider nominations for appointment of Members of the ECP from Sindh and Balochistan forwarded by the Treasury and the Opposition. The Treasury and the Opposition have forwarded their nominations for appointment of Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan to the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjarani.
Both the custodians have forwarded these nominations to the Parliamentary Committee for consideration.
Earlier, leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan recommending three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). 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.
Shehbaz Sharif said, “In my opinion, these prominent personalities are fit and deserving of this position”. In the letter, Shehbaz informed the PM that the incumbent CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Raza’s term will end on December 6. He also reminded the PM that two posts for Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members are already vacant.
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17 November, 2019