ISLAMABAD: Veteran Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that his party would approach the Supreme Court on Monday against the government over delay in appointment of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.
The PML-N leader said that Prime Minister Imran Khan delayed appointment of the ECP members as he wanted to make the ECP dysfunctional because of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf foreign funding case.
On amendment in the law to facilitate the army chief extension, he said that the opposition would give a joint reply to it after the top court issued a detailed verdict in the reference.
Parliamentary body to meet tomorrow to discuss appointment of ECP members
Meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan will be held in the Parliament House on Tuesday (tomorrow).
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.
On Nov 21, Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal had blamed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), through different tactics, was trying to influence the ECP.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Ahsan Iqbal had said the PTI had not submitted record of private accounts money to the ECP, while PML-N’s no account was unreported.
“The law bounds us for transparent transactions. The PTI appears to be involved in corruption in the name of funding,” he had said.