Pakistan

ECP decides to use bureaucrats as ROs in next elections

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday decided not to seek returning officers through judiciary in the next elections, ARY News reported.

In meetings meeting today chaired by the acting chief election commissioner, it was decided that at least 1500 ROs would be deployed in the next elections. The ROs will be picked from bureaucracy, it is learnt.

It was also decided in a meeting that government would be asked to enact legislation for introduction of biometric system in the country.

Sources told that the decision was taken following judiciary’s refusal to provide its staff for the next general elections.

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