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Sikandar Sultan Raja takes oath as the new CEC today

Sikandar Sultan Raja takes oath

Sikandar Sultan Raja takes oath as the new CEC (Chief Election Commissioner).

He will take oath today at a ceremony at Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad.

Sikandar Sultan Raja takes oath

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad will administer him the oath.

Notably, Sikandar Sultan has served Pakistan as a bureaucrat in the past.

Sikandar Sultan is replacing Sardar Raza Khan who retired last month.

However, government and opposition took much time to agree on his successor.

Due to their disagreement and war of words, Pakistan has no CEC since retirement of Sardar Raza Khan.

The Parliamentary committee reached consensus on him to head the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The committee comprised of government and opposition members.

Consensus on Sikandar Sultan Raja

GTV reported on Jan21 on the consensus over the name of Sikandar Sultan Raja as new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Moreover, the meeting also agreed to appoint Nisar Durrani as member of Election Commission from Sindh.

It also agreede to appoint Shah Muhammad Jatoi as CEC member from Balochistan.

Meanwhile, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari called it a matter of great satisfaction.

She appreciated that the parliament settled the matter with consensus.

Furthermore, she said taht ttey would refer the names to the Prime Minister.

 

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