Sikandar Sultan Raja, a bureaucrat considered close to Sharif family being appointed as New Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan

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Sikandar Sultan Raja, a bureaucrat considered close to Sharif family being appointed as New Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Sikandar Sultan Raja, a bureaucrat considered close to Sharif family being appointed as New Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan.

He has served at key posts in the tenure of the PML N. Sikandar Sultan Raja will be appointed as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

A consensus decision to this effect was taken at the meeting of parliamentary committee on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and the members of the Election Commission in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The meeting also agreed to appoint Nisar Durrani as member of Election Commission from Sindh and Shah Muhammad Jatoi as its member from Balochistan.

Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said it is a matter of great satisfaction that the parliament settled the matter with consensus. She said the names will now be forwarded to the Prime Minister.

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