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Shehbaz writes letter to PM Imran over ECP appointments

Shehbaz writes letter to PM Imran over ECP appointments

Chief of the Opposition within the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif sent revised names to Prime Minister Imran Khan for appointing the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), The News Observers reported on Tuesday.

In a letter written to the premier, Shehbaz advisable names of senior lawyer Khalid Javed, Justice (retd) Abdul Rasul Memon and Justice (retd) Noorul Haq Qureshi from Sindh.

From Balochistan, Shehbaz advisable Salahuddin Mengal, Shah Muhammad Jatoi and Rauf Atta.

“To pick members, mutual and detailed session is required over each candidate. To succeed in a consensus, sensible, honest and critical session must be completed. With out sensible session, the constitutional accountability won’t be fulfilled,” learn the letter.

Shehbaz continued within the letter, “You [PM Imran Khan] levelled false and baseless accusations on the earlier nominations and gave an opinion towards them. Within the letter of your overseas minister, you disqualified the nominated candidate later.”

“Due to this fact, I’ve determined to chorus from giving an opinion that might harm others. I’ve thought of the names nominated by you intimately and now request you to significantly contemplate the modified names now,” Shehbaz concluded within the letter.

Consultations are underway between Prime Minister Imran and the opposition chief for months.

Underneath the Structure, the ECP contains a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and 4 members — one from every province.

In line with Article-215 (four) inserted within the Structure by means of the 22nd Modification a “emptiness within the workplace of the commissioner or a member shall be crammed inside 45 days.”

The ECP was incomplete after its members from Sindh and Balochistan retired on January 26.

In the meantime, beneath Articles-213 and 218, the prime minister in dialogue with the opposition chief forwards three names for the appointment of a CEC or fee member to a parliamentary committee for affirmation of 1 title.

In case, a consensus can’t be reached between the premier and the opposition chief, the regulation permits the 2 to ahead separate lists to the parliamentary committee for the listening to and finalisation of names.

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