Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday (Dec 5) proposed three names for the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The premier has proposed the names of Babar Yaqoob, Fazal Abbas Maken, Arif Khan. Three of the names suggested by the Prime Minister are former bureaucrats.
Babar Yaqoob has served as Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Secretary, Fazal Abbas Maken is former Secretary Establishment while Arif Khan served as Interior Secretary of Pakistan.
Incumbent chief election commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza is retiring on December 06. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will become dysfunctional as the treasury and the opposition failed on Wednesday to break a deadlock on two appointments in the poll supervisory body while its head is set to retire on Friday.
The Parliamentary Committee – which is supposed to finalise names of ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan – failed to evolve consensus on Wednesday. The two positions have been lying vacant since the retirement of Abdul Ghaffar Soomro and Justice (retd) Shakeel Baloch in January.
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