Sikandar Sultan Raja named new CEC.


Islamabad -- The government and opposition after several months of back and forth about key appointments to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), have decided to name Sikandar Sultan Raja as the new Chief Election Commissioner, confirmed Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Tuesday.

The minister added that the parliamentary committee had also reached a consensus on the remaining appointments to the ECP and had agreed on Nisar Durrani and Shah Mohammad Jatoi as members from Sindh and Balochistan, respectively.

Mazari added that decision will now be forwarded to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

'Today's decision is a much welcome one. Parliamentarians have taken a decision which was their responsibility. Parliamentary matters should be decided by the parliament,' said the minister while announcing the decision.

'We should aim to work in this manner in the future,' she added.

The meeting of the parliamentary committee took place at the speaker's chamber under the chairmanship of National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar. Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem also participated in the meeting.

Speaking to the media, PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah said: 'Sikandar Sultan Raja has worked with us for an extended period of time in Punjab. He is an honest...

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