ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Sardar Raza is scheduled to retire on December 6, according to reports.
As per details, the chief election commissioner wrote to the secretary for parliamentary matters stating that his tenure will end on December 6.
In the letter, Justice Sardar Raza called on the government to take steps to appoint new chief election commissioner.
“If steps are not taken to appoint a new chief election commissioner then the ECP would become inactive on December 7,” stated his letter.
In the letter, he also said that two members of the election commission from Sindh and Balochistan had already retired.
He said that with two ECP from Sindh and Balochistan respectively had already retired, the ECP will be unable to function in the absence of the chief election commissioner.
“The ECP won’t be able to conduct by-elections or local bodies elections,” he said in the letter.
Reports suggested that a deadlock exists between the government and opposition over appointment of ECP members from Sindh and Balochistan.