Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif have sent three names to Prime Minister Imran Khan for the post of Chief Election Commissioner.
Justice (R) Sardar Raza took over as Chief Election Commissioner on December 6, 2014 and his term will be completed on December 6.
If the appointment of the new Chief Election Commissioner is not made on time, the Election Commission will be inactive on December 7 as two members of the Commission from Sindh and Balochistan have already retired.
Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif has written to Prime Minister Imran Khan for the appointment of the new Chief Election Commissioner.
Shahbaz Sharif has proposed three names to the Prime Minister for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner.
In a letter to Imran Khan, Shahbaz Sharif said that in my view, these three personalities are eligible for the Chief Election Commissioner, that these three names should be considered without any delay.
The opposition has suggested the names of Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jilani and Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar for the new election commissioner.
Shahbaz Sharif wrote in the letter that the five-year constitutional term of the Chief Election Commissioner is being completed on December 6; The Election Commission will be inactive if the Chief Election Commissioner and one or more members is not appointed , so consult the Prime Minister’s Opposition Leader on this matter.