Opposition not satisfied with PM’s mode of ECP members' selection
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Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif has raised objections to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s mode of consultations over the appointment of two members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
Sources told 24News that as the opposition parties were pondering over the names of possible members of the ECP from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) there was a feeling in these parties that the prime minister had not held meaningful consultations with them on the subject under Article 213 of the Constitution.
According to sources, the opposition is of the view that the government is forcing it to go by its selection of members of the election commission.
It has also been learnt that the opposition leaders are looking at the credentials of the persons whose list the government has provided to them for their possible elevation as members of the ECP.
Sources further disclosed that the opposition would also suggest its own names to PM Khan, and Shehbaz had already begun consultations with other opposition leaders in this regard.