Federal government and Opposition reach consensus on name of the Chief Election Commissioner

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Federal government and Opposition reach consensus on name of the Chief Election Commissioner

ISLAMABAD – Federal government and Opposition reach consensus on name of the Chief Election Commissioner.

Sikandar Sultan Raja, a retired bureaucrat, is likely to be the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) after the government and the opposition reached consensus on his name for the post.

Raja Sultan Sikandar will replace Sardar Raza Khan who retired as the CEC after completing his term on December 6, 2019.

Sources claimed that the government and the opposition have also agreed on the name of Shah Mehmood Jatoi as the ECP Member from Balochistan.

Meanwhile, both the government and the opposition had also agreed on the name of Nisar Durrani as the ECP Member from Sindh.

It’s worth noting that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led federal government had proposed the name of Sikandar Sultan Raja for the post of CEC.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has also been informed of the consensus reached during the Parliamentary Committee meeting in Islamabad to finalize names for the appointment of the CEC and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).