Justice Sardar Raza named new chief election commissioner

ISLAMABAD: Federal Shariat Court Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan has been named as new the chief election commissioner, ARY News reported on Thursday.

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A meeting of the 12-member Parliamentary Committee on the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in Islamabad took the decision in this regard. Pakistan People’s Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Mutahidda Qaumi Movement and Awami National Party have endorsed the newly-picked candidate.

Briefing the media, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on the Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner Rafiq Rajwana confirmed that name of Sardar Raza had been recommended for the CEC post.

Islamuddin Sheikh of the PPP had recommended the name of Sardar Raza.

The committee was tasked with picking a suitable candidate of the three shortlisted names.

Federal Shariat Court Chief Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan and retired Justices Tanvir Ahmed Khan and Tariq Pervez Khan were the candidates shortlisted by government and the opposition for the office of chief election commissioner.

Their names were formally sent to the parliamentary committee for final selection after completion of the consultation process between the government and the opposition.

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