ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Khursheed Shah has said that the government ranks did not have consensus over the appointment of election commission members from Sindh and Baluchistan.
Talking to media after the parliamentary meeting over appointment of Election Commission of Pakistan members from Sindh and Baluchistan, Khursheed Shah said that consensus could not be reached in the meeting over the ECP members appointment adding that members of the ECP will be appointed on the complete consensus of the opposition and the government.
He said that it is expected from the committee to take a better decision for the country while the government forwarded the names for the ECP members but it did not attend the meting adding that the committee received the letter sent by the opposition leader in which Shah Mahmood Qureshi has recommended the names for the ECP members from Sindh and Baluchistan.
Khursheed Shah apprised that the opposition viewed that those names be considered which were forwarded to the committee earlier while the committee also included the names sent by the government aiming at to develop consensus on the matter.
The letter sent by the government included names of Dr Salahuddin Mengal, Mahmood Reza Khan and Raja Amir Abbass for the ECP Baluchistan members while for Sindh it recommended Muhammad Azeem Qureshi, justice (retd) Abdul Rasool Memon and just (retd) Noor Ul Haq Qureshi while the government representative in the committee refused to recognize these names.
He said that the government is creating confusion in every matter and in institution adding that it is prerogative of PM to send names while he demanded Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to admit his mistakes that he solely sent the names after which we will withdraw the names.