ISLAMABAD: The 12-member parliamentary committee has approved four names for appointment as members of the Election Commission.
The meeting of the committee was held in Islamabad on Monday under the chairmanship of Minister for Information Pervaiz Rashid.
According to the media reports, the names approved by the committee are retired Justice Altaf Ibrahim Qureshi from Punjab; Abdul Ghaffar Soomro from Sindh, retired Justice Ms. Irshad Qaiser from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and retired Justice Shakeel Baloch from Balochistan.
The approved names would now be forwarded to the Prime Minister which would be followed by a formal notification for appointment of the members of the Election Commission, it is reported.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan had given the federation July 27 as deadline to complete Election Commission by appointing its four provincial members.
According to the 22nd Constitutional Amendment, ECP members have to be appointed within 45 days. In the instant case, the period is going to expire on July 27. Under Article 218 of the Constitution, the ECP comprises chief election commissioner and four members, one from each province.
Courtesy : TheNews