ISLAMABAD:Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly met met with the Chairman of Senate, Sadiq Sanjrani today to discuss new appointments in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Last Thursday(October 24), Sadiq Sanjrani in a letter written to the National Assembly Speaker proposed to hold a meeting to discuss an unresolved matter regarding the appointment of two ECP members. The meeting never took place due to the speaker having prior commitments.
President Dr. Arif Alvi in August had appointed Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui and Munir Ahmed Kakar as members of the election commission from Sindh and Balochistan respectively on two vacant posts.
The Chief election commissioner objected that the appointments were not made according to the rules of the Constitution and refused to administer the oath.
A petition was later filer in the IHC to challenge the election commission’s appointments.
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03 April, 2020