Govt, opposition agree to appoint Rana Bhagwandas as CEC

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  1. Neo

    Neo Senior Member Senior Member

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    Govt, opposition agree to appoint Rana Bhagwandas as CEC


    March 06, 2014

    ISLAMABAD: The government and opposition have agreed to appoint retired Supreme Court judge Rana Bhagwandas as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), sources said on Thursday.

    Sources said Finance Minister Ishaq Dar contacted Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and PPP stalwart Syed Khurshid Shah to take him on board regarding the appointment.

    Some amendments are expected to be presented in the National Assembly on Friday to remove legal hurdles to appoint Bhagwandas as CEC.

    Supreme Court Judge Justice Nasirul Mulk has been serving as the acting CEC following the resignation of Fakhruddin G Ibrahim, who relinquished the coveted post after the historic election last year.

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  3. Blackwater

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    his journey till here was not so easy

    Rana Bhagwandas was promoted to the Sindh High Court in 1994. In 1999, his appointment to the superior judiciary was challenged by a constitutional petition (no. 1069/1999) against the Government of Pakistan and Judge Bhagwandas. The petition demanded that the judicial bench consisting of Judge Bhagwandas should be declared unconstitutional because of Bhagwandas' religion, claiming that only Muslims can be appointed to the superior judiciary

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