Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

CEC appointment: Shehbaz writes letter to PM recommending new names

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LONDON/ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan recommending three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President, in a letter to the premier, recommended the names of Sardar Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar and Irfan Qadir for the post of CEC.

Shehbaz Sharif said, “In my opinion, these prominent personalities are fit and deserving of this position”.

On the other hand, before the meeting of the Chief Election Commissioner’s appointment, PPP leader and former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf met Khawaja Muhammad Asif and Sardar Ayaz Sadiq at the opposition chamber wherein he consulted with PML-N’s leadership on Irfan Qadir’s name.

Reportedly, Shahbaz Sharif proposed the name of Irfan Qadir in the letter to the Prime Minister on Raja Pervez Ashraf’s suggestion.

The text of the letter stated that it was unfortunate that the process which started from November 25 has not reached any consensus yet. Resending the list of potential candidates following the current scenario.