PM suggests three names for ECP to opposition leader

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally ‘reconsidered’ his strategy and began ‘consultation’ with Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif by suggesting to him through a letter three nominations each for the vacant posts of the members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) from Balochistan and Sindh as the deadline set by the Constitution for the purpose was already missed earlier this month.

The letter written to Mr Sharif from the PM Office, a copy of which is available with Dawn, reveals that the government has withdrawn the previous nominations that had been sent to the opposition leader through the office of the foreign minister and new names have now been suggested for the two vacant constitutional posts.

The prime minister has suggested the names of Amanullah Baloch, former district and sessions judge, Quetta; Munir Kakar, a lawyer; and Mir Naveed Jan Baloch, a businessman and former caretaker minister in the provincial government, for their nomination as a member of the ECP from Balochistan.

Published in Dawn