Pakistan

SC orders appointment of CEC by Nov 13

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea filed by Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah seeking three months more for the appointment of a permanent chief election commissioner (CEC), ARY News reports.

A three member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk hearing the case.

In previous hearing of the case the court had ordered appointment of a permanent CEC by October 28th.

The court rejected the plea and ordered the government to complete its consultation over the issue and appoint a permanent head of the election commission by November 13th.

During the hearing the court said that the post of CEC has been lying vacant since August 2013.

The bench also rejected the request of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking six to nine months time to carry out delimitation of constituencies.

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