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Appointment of ECP Members: Govt Decides to Approach SC

ISLAMABAD: After continuing deadlock to resolve the pending issue of appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from Sindh and Balochistan, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI has decided to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP.

According to details, The recent political limbo between the government and the opposition had resulted in missing the constitutional deadline of 45 days for the appointment of two members of the ECP as both parties have rejected each other’s proposed nominees for the vacant seats.

The special assistant to PM Naeemul Haq said that the issue yet no solved, therefore the government has decided to approach supreme court that will explain how to solve the issue.

According to the Constitution, the premier and the opposition leader forward three names to the parliamentary committee after having consensus over the matter. However, if no agreement is reached between them, they can propose three names separately for the designation(s).

Then, the parliamentary committee with a two-third majority can choose one name from the total six. But, if any deadlock arises between members of the parliamentary committee over the matter, then the Constitution does not guide further.

About six months have passed since the retirement of members of the ECP from Sindh and Balochistan, and yesterday the parliamentary committee – that has equal representatives from the government and the opposition – rejected names forwarded by both the prime minister and the opposition.