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Ahsan Iqbal Replaces Dar in CCI as Fed Govt’s Representative

Islamabad (November 13, 2017): The federal government has replaced Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as its member  of Council of Common Interests (CCI) with Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal.

As the CCI is scheduled to meet today, the President approved removal of Dar as member of CCI and replacing him with Ahsan Iqbal.

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will chair the meeting, which is attended by the four provincial chief ministers as well as the federal ministers for inter-provincial coordination, industries and production, and finance.A notification to this effect was issued today, saying that the President approved the nomination of Ahsan Iqbal on the CCI on the recommendation of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

The census has been a bone of contention between Sindh and the federal government, especially as it has led to an impasse vis-à-vis the required legislation on the delimitation of new constituencies as per the latest population count.Sindh claims it was under-counted in the new census, whereas the federal government rejects the charge.

Parliamentary parties have failed to agree, despite several meetings, over the new delimitation of constituencies for the National Assembly.

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), which is the ruling party in Sindh, demanded in the meetings that the matter must be resolved in a meeting of the CCI.

However, despite the deadlock, all political parties represented in Parliament are in agreement that the next elections should not be delayed.

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