Parliamentary committee to continue meeting on ECP members’ appointment today
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader said that the participants will decide on the names for the position of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other posts prior to the National Assembly (NA) session.
On Tuesday, the meeting of the parliamentary committee had ended without finalizing the names.
It is to be noted that the government and the opposition forwarded their nominations for appointment of ECP members to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaisar and chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjraani, who then forwarded it to their parliamentary committee for consideration.
Earlier, PM Office had raised objections on the names recommended by opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner.
The suggested names were Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jilani and Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar.
Jaleel Abbas Jilani remained principal secretary of former premier Nawaz Sharif and worked as chief secretary Punjab under CM Shehbaz Sharif.
Nasir Mehmood Khosa is considered close to Sharif family and Akhlaq Tarar has also worked as federal secretary.
Shehbaz Sharif maintained that PM Imran should have initiated this process of consultation a long time ago. I am starting this procedure to prevent the ECP from getting non-functional, the PML-N leader added.
The letter by PML-N president also comprised three names each from Sindh and Balochistan for their nominations as the ECP members. From Sindh, the opposition leader had recommended Nisar Durrani, Justice (retd) Abdul Rasul Memon and Aurangzeb Haq.
The names of Advocate Supreme Court Shah Muhammad Jatoi, former advocate general Muhammad Rauf Atta and Rahila Durrani were also suggested from Balochistan.