Election Commission Of Pakistan Members Appointed As Per Constitution: Azam Swati
Faizan Hashmi 29 days ago Sat 24th August 2019 | 11:43 PM
Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Swati Saturday said the appointment of members of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had been made as per the Constitution
He said first no consensus was reached between Prime Minister Imran Khan and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif. Then the matter was taken up by the parliamentary committee as per the Constitution, which after holding several meeting could not make any breakthrough.
According to Article 215 of the Constitution, he said the government could not leave any constitutional institution inactive. The local body elections were about to be held in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, whereas the ECP was incomplete.
President Arif Alvi decided the matter as a neutral empire while exercising his constitutional powers, he added.
He said the whole lawyer community had welcomed the appointment Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui and Munir Ahmed Khan Kakar as ECP members.\932