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ECP feared to be inactive if CEC not appointed by Dec 5: officials

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is feared to be inactive if the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is not appointed by December 5, ARY News cited officials on Monday.

According to details, officials told ARY News that the commission is feared to be practically inactive, if the CEC is not appointed by December 5. They said also there is no legality of the decisions made by the commission in the absence of the CEC.

Currently the ECP is working in the absence of the Chief Election Commissioner, while the Secretary ECP also retired from his post a few days ago.

Earlier today, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Nasirul Mulk had withdrawn the nomination of an SC judge, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali as the acting CEC of Pakistan.

Jamali’s withdrawal as acting CEC will be in effect from December 5, while the apex court had also directed the government and the opposition to fill in the CEC’s slot by December 1.

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