Parliamentary panel on CEC, ECP members fails to break deadlock.


ISLAMABAD -- The parliamentary panel on the appoAintAment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) met here on Tuesday after a long interval, but failed to break the deadlock on filling three positions in the currently dysfunctional commission.

An informed source told Dawn that the bipartisan parliamentary panel will meet again on Dec 30. He said the members of the panel from the treasury side said that the next meeting will be the last one and the opposition told them they also wanted it to be the final meet.

Talking to reporters, a member of the committee from the PML-N, MushahidAullah Khan, said some progress has been made, but gave no details.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had last week held a second round of talks with the government and opposition representatives, but there was no headway on the appointment of the CEC and two members of the...

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