Pakistan’s leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif suggested three names for appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday.
Sharif also reminded PM Khan that two posts for Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) members are already vacant, Geo news reported.
Sharif in his letter has urged the prime minister for considering over these three nominees without further delay.
“The five-year constitutional term of the chief election commissioner is going to complete on 06 December,” the letter said.
“Hopefully you will back the eligibility of the proposed persons,” the opposition leader added.
The constitution’s Article 213 (ii) A makes it mandatory for the prime minister to consult with the leader of the opposition over appointment of the CEC and other ECP members, Shehbaz Sharif said.
The Supreme Court has also provided guidance for the consultation with its various decisions, the letter said.
Earlier, the CEC in a letter told the government that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would become ineffective from December 7 if his replacement was not appointed before his retirement.
A letter was written to the parliamentary affairs secretary the CEC also pointed out that two members of the commission, one each from Sindh and Balochistan, were yet to be appointed.