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Tuesday 26th September 2023 / 11 Rabiulawal 1445

ECP members’ appointment: Sadiq Sanjrani to meet Asad Qaiser today

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani will meet National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaisar today to discuss the appointments of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members.
The development came after Sadiq Sanjrani received a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the issue.
Both the leaders will deliberate upon the strategies in the light of the prime minister’s letter.

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Earlier, the prime minister’s Office raised objections on the names recommended by opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner. The suggested names were Nasir Mehmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jilani and Akhlaq Ahmed Tarar.
Earlier in August, the resolution demanded the removal of Sadiq Sanjrani as the Senate chairman challenged by Opposition leaders in the Senate. 

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100 senators attended the session in the Upper House. 50 senators cast their votes in favor of the motion while 45 against it and five votes were rejected.
The opposition’s resolution to move the no-confidence motion against the Senate chairman was passed with 64 senators voting in its favor.
Sadiq Sanjrani, however, survived opposition’s no-confidence motion against him. 

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