ISLAMABAD: The secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has proposed on Friday that the powers to appoint Chief Election Commission (CEC) should have to hand over to ECP.
However, the senate standing committee on parliamentary affairs has categorically rejected the recommendation of the secretary ECP.
The senate committee meeting, which was held with the chair of Pervez Rashid, has discussed the issue of appointment of the CEC. Briefing the meeting secretary ECP said that the long deadlock between government and opposition over the issue of appointment of CEC being indicated that the powers should be assigned to ECP and it will appoint the CEC after reviewing the names sent by the government and opposition.
Opposing the proposal, Farhatullah Babar said the responsibility lies under parliament should have been completed by the parliament as the difference on the issues is the beauty of the democracy.
Following the strong opposition by the members of the committee, the proposal has been rejected.