Pakistan government to propose constitutional amendment on composition of election commission

8 April 2016
Parliament of Pakistan (photo credit: Pakistan Today)
Parliament of Pakistan (photo credit: Pakistan Today)
<p>The government has decided to introduce a constitutional amendment to change the eligibility criteria for election commission members before the current officers retire in June this year.</p><p>This assurance was given to the parliamentary committee on electoral reforms, which met on Thursday.</p><p>Naveed Qamar of the PPP told reporters the government agreed to bring an amendment that would incorporate a clause to allow people other than retired judges to become members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.</p><p>Opposition parties have been demanding there should be room for appointment of bureaucrats and civil servants as the chief election commissioner and ECP members as well. The current four members of the top electoral body are due to retire in June this year.</p>
Read the full article here: The Express Tribune


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