ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan in response to a letter written by Speaker National Assembly and Chairman Senate has suggested names for the appointment of members of Elections Commission of Pakistan.
The names suggested by PM Imran from Sindh includes Justice (r) Sadiq Bhatti, Justice(r) Noor ul Haq Qureshi and Abdul Jabbar Qureshi. While from Blochistan PM has suggested Dr Faiz Kakar, Naveed Jan Baloch and Amanullah Baloch.
Earlier, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President, Shehbaz Sharif has sent three names to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
The opposition leader, in his letter to the premier, recommended Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jilani and Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar.
He has written that these honorable personalities are fully capable and appropriate for the aforementioned designation according to his understanding.
Furthermore, it has been stated that it is a requirement of the Article 213 of the Constitution that the PM should consult the opposition leader for the appointment of the CEC.
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 also comprises three names each from Sindh and Balochistan for their nominations as the ECP members. From Sindh, the opposition leader has 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 have been proposed by the PML-N president from Balochistan.
It is pertinent here to mention that Shehbaz Sharif has written the letter in reply to Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser’s correspondence of November 5.