Parliamentary committee announces Raja Sikandar Sultan as new CEC


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21 Jan, 2020 1:21 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After months of deadlock for appointments in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), a parliamentary committee on Tuesday announced Sikandar Sultan Raja to become the new chief election commissioner (CEC).

After parliamentary committee meeting, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mizari announced the name of new CEC and two members of the ECP. She said that the government and opposition agreed on the names of CEC and ECP two members.

She announced that Raja Sikandar Sultan has been selected as the new CEC while they agreed on the names of Nisar Durrani for the ECP member from Sindh and Shah Muhammad Jatoi for Balochistan.

Shireen Mizari also mentioned that Prime Minister Imran Khan is being informed about the decision.

A day earlier, the issue regarding the appointment of CEC resolved as the government and opposition have agreed on the name of (rtd) bureaucrat Raja Sultan Sikandar for CEC slot.

According to the sources, the government and opposition agreed to appoint the Raja Sultan Sikandar as next CEC. The opposition accepted the government’s name for the CEC. The government agreed on the names of the opposition for the provincial ECP members.

The sources also said that they agreed on the name of Nisar Durrani for the ECP member from Sindh and Shah Muhammad Jatoi for Balochistan.

They have concurred to his name for their own reasons.It is noteworthy that Sultan Sikandar is son-in-law of Saeed Mehdi and the former principal secretary of Nawaz Sharif.

Meanwhile, a parliamentary committee will announce the name of the CEC and two other names of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) at 12pm. The two names of ECP members selected from the opposition while the CEC name was taken from the government side.

Meanwhile, a parliamentary committee will announce the name of the CEC and two other names of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) at 12pm. The two names of ECP members selected from the opposition while the CEC name was taken from the government side.

 


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