IHC grants 15 more days for ECP appointments.

 
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Byline: SHAHID RAO

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday granted 15 more days for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.

A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minalla conducted hearing of the three petitions filed by two lawmakers including Senator Mohammad Javed Abbasi and Member National Assembly (MNA) Dr Nisar Ahmed Cheema and a lawyer Barrister Jahangir Khan Jadoon and issued aforementioned directions.

During the hearing, Tahir Hussain, Secretary National Assembly, appeared before the court along with Abdul Latif Yousafzai Advisor National Assembly. They stated that the last meeting of the Parliamentary Committee could not be held because some Members were not able to attend due to inclement weather.

However, they told that considerable progress has been made and some more time is required by the Parliamentary Committee to finalize the recommendations.

Abdul Latif Yousafzai drew the attention of the court to rules made by the parliamentary committee which was constituted in 2011. He informed the court that the said rules are hampering the proceedings of the existing parliamentary committee.

Counsels for the petitioners affirmed that the existing parliamentary committee is at liberty to...

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