Khursheed, Qureshi stick to their guns on CEC appointment

inp 07-65ISLAMABAD: Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah met with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi here on Friday to discuss the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner.
During the meeting, Shah Mehmood Qureshi proposed the name of Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid for the post of the CEC. Both the leaders stuck to their positions on the appointment of the CEC and no breakthrough was reported.
Speaking to reporters following the meeting, Qureshi said the present Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has failed and the PTI would not accept any elections held under it. Qureshi stressed that his party wants an independent ECP.
Khursheed Shah told reporters he was consulting other opposition parties on the appointment of the CEC. He expressed hope that a new CEC would be appointed prior to the Supreme Court deadline expiry. The names proposed for the CEC include Justice (Retd) Rana Bhagwandas, Justice (retd) Tassaduq Hussain Jilani, Justice (Retd) Tariq Pervaiz, Justice (Retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Justice (Retd) Mian Ajmal. INP

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