Pakistan government asked to appoint CEC by Oct 28

The chief justice was heading the three-member bench that had taken up the matter of the protracted delay in holding local polls.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Thu 16 Oct 2014, 8:34 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:46 AM

Islamabad: Strongly resenting the dilly-dallying by the government in holding the long-overdue local government elections, the Supreme Court has warned that it would withdraw its judge who is currently serving as the interim chief election commissioner (CEC) if the post was not filled permanently by October 28.

“It has been made clear to the attorney-general that if the appointment is not made within the timeframe, we will consider withdrawing the Supreme Court judge from the Election Commission of Pakistan ,” said Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk. The chief justice was heading the three-member bench that had taken up the matter of the protracted delay in holding local polls.

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