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SC rejects plea against appointment of chief election commissioner

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Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja. File picture
  • SC rejects plea against appointment of Sikandar Sultan Raja as CEC
  • Appearing CJP asks petitioner if there may be at the moment any serving choose within the ECP.
  • Says appointment of ECP members, together with CEC, based mostly on advantage and competency.

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom Wednesday dismissed a petition against the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja.

In the course of the proceedings, the apex courtroom upheld objections raised by the Registrar Workplace on the petition of Advocate Ali Azeem Afridi.

In the course of the listening to, performing Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial requested whether or not there may be any serving choose within the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) at current.

Petitioner Ali Azeem Afridi stated that at the moment there isn’t a serving choose within the ECP.

To this, the performing CJP stated that then there isn’t a must pursue this matter. “You say {that a} retired bureaucrat can’t be appointed because the Chief Election Commissioner. Have you ever learn the SC resolution of the NAB chairman appointment case?” the CJP requested.

The CJP said that the CEC and NAB chairperson will not be judicial officers. “In keeping with the Structure, no constitutional modification might be challenged. Nonetheless, we recognize your efforts. You raised a constitutional level,” he stated.

In keeping with the highest courtroom, the appointment of ECP members, together with the election commissioner, was based mostly on advantage and competency.

Earlier, the SC Registrar’s workplace had dismissed the petition as inadmissible, after which the petition filed by Advocate Ali Azeem Afridi was filed in open courtroom.

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