In Islamabad, a district election commissioner (DEC) has raised concerns regarding certain important appointments made within the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
In a letter to the ECP via the provincial commissioner, DEC Faisalabad Irfan Kausar alleged that those appointments were made “unlawfully.” Irfan has additionally written a letter to President Arif Alvi, inviting his interest toward those appointments made in what he calls the absence of carrier regulations.
Irfan Kausar, who had made headlines withinside the media whilst he rejected PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s nomination papers for the duration of NA-108 (Faisalabad) through-polls in August 2022, has written to the ECP secretary and expressed his aim to observe any other ECP officer i.e. the Regional Election Commissioner, Kohat, Adnan Bashir, who had filed a reference with the SJC some months back, concentrated on the leader election commissioner.
In a letter to the ECP Secretary, a replica of that’s to be had with The News, Irfan has sought diverse files consisting of a assertion of belongings and liabilities provided through Sikandar Sultan Raja.
In a letter to the President, Chairman Senate, NA Speaker and the participants of the Parliament, he contended that with reference to parliamentary oversight regarding employment withinside the Election Commission of Pakistan, Article 221 deserves consideration, because the unique Article after the promulgation of the Constitution reads ‘till Parliament through regulation in any other case provides, the Commissioner may, with the approval of the president, make regulations imparting for the appointment through the Commissioner of Officers and servants to be hired in reference to the capabilities of the Commissioner or an Election Commission and for his or her phrases and situations of employment’.
He insists the Constitution calls for the parliament to border a regulation, but no such rules has been enacted so far. He mentioned that the carrier regulations were established in 1989 by the then CEC and were approved by the President. These regulations were in effect until the eighteen Amendment to the Constitution was introduced..
He stated that the Worker’s Party case Judgment and General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Report rightly mentioned gray regions to be addressed through the ECP. The ECP officer highlighted that formerly simplest serving PAS Officers was once appointed in ECP and that too remained confined to the publish of Secretary, while the secretaries, withinside the past, relied upon the power of ECP and endeavored to in addition decorate its capacity.
The above-referred judgment and document aleven though basically highlighted coverage arenas in the fee resulted on one hand withinside the advent of recent wings and on the opposite hand, the weakening of organizational hierarchy.
Irfan expressed his concerns about appointing outsiders to administrative positions, stating that even if the controversial 1989 regulations were to be considered valid, they still would not allow for such appointments.
its validity after the twenty second Amendment,” including the commissioner has been walking administrative affairs of ECP the use of previous regulations of 1989 and making amendments with out even getting approval from the President that’s a obligatory requirement of these regulations whilst notified carrier regulations do now no longer exist now.
Irfan stated the Commissioner turned into the only administrative authority with out the oversight of the Commission withinside the absence of the carrier regulations.
Irfan alleged that the mid-profession ECP cadre
Officers are being
promoted arbitrarily, and stated that both the President need to direct the government involved to publish a draft of ECP carrier regulations or the Chairman Senate and the Speaker, National Assembly direct the applicable committees to absorb the problem for rules.
When this correspondent sought comment
from the fee on those letters, a senior professional, on circumstance of anonymity, disregarded the allegations and
billed those letters as political inspired in a murky surroundings associated with politics and future
“Instead of going right here and there, one need to technique the proper discussion board to have grievances redressed.
An professional of the fee ought to recognize nicely the same old running system in case of grievances.
It can also be cited that he (Irfan) has been silent for four-5 months and now all of a sudden, has provide you with barrage of allegations,” he maintained.
The professional believed the problem may be a media stunt and that it may not be worth of being positioned earlier than the Election Commission.
Kausar insists that the Constitution calls for the parliament to border a law, as no such law is in location on the moment. He recalled the then CEC made carrier policies in 1989 after approval with the aid of using the president that remained enacted till the promulgation of the 18th Amendment.
The reliable mentioned the Worker’s Party case judgment and General Elections 2013 Inquiry Commission Report which mentioned the gray regions that had to be addressed with the aid of using the ECP.
The ECP officer highlighted that formerly simplest serving Pakistan Administrative Service officials was once appointed in ECP and that too remained limited to the submit of secretary, while the secretaries, withinside the past, relied upon the electricity of ECP and endeavoured to similarly beautify its capacity.
The above-referred judgment and document aleven though in most cases highlighted coverage regions withinside the fee resulted on one hand withinside the advent of latest wings and on the opposite hand, the weakening of organisational hierarchy.
Irfan argued that even if the controversial framework of the 1989 policies was considered valid, it would not permit the appointment of outsiders to administrative positions. validity after the twenty second Amendment.”
The reliable alleged that the commissioner turned into going for walks administrative affairs of ECP the usage of old policies of 1989 and making amendments with out even getting approval from the president that is a obligatory requirement.
Kausar stated the commissioner turned into the only administrative authority with out the oversight of the fee withinside the absence of the carrier policies.
The reliable alleged that the mid-profession ECP cadre officials are being promoted arbitrarily, and stated that both the president have to direct the government worried to put up a draft of ECP carrier policies or the chairman Senate and the National Assembly speaker direct the applicable committees to take in the problem for law.
ECP ‘dismisses’ allegation
When The News approached ECP for a comment, a senior reliable, on situation of anonymity, brushed off the allegations and billed those letters as politically inspired in a murky surroundings associated with politics and destiny elections.
“Instead of going right here and there, one have to technique the proper discussion board to have grievances redressed. An reliable of the fee should recognise properly the usual working method in case of grievances. It can also be mentioned that he (Irfan) has been silent for four-5 months and now all of a sudden, has provide you with a barrage of allegations,” stated the reliable.
The reliable believed the problem can be a media stunt and that it may not be worth of being placed earlier than the Election Commission.