Committee reviews ECP annual report

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Staff Report

Islamabad

The first meeting of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Report Review Committee was held under the Chairmanship of Federal Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Muhammad Farogh Naseem, on Wednesday.

The Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Azam Khan Sawati, Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Mazari were part of the meeting that was also attended by the Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice Ms. Maleeka Bukhari, and the Secretary ECP, Babur Yaqoob Fateh, and Law Division and ECP officials.

According to section 16 of Election Act, where after Election Commission of Pakistan is bound to submit a report to the Federal Government at the end of every calendar year. An Annual Report by ECP was laid before the Federal Cabinet through the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in compliance with Section 16 and the Federal Cabinet constituted a Committee of the Cabinet members including the Law Minister, Minister for Human Rights, Minister for Science and Technology, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Minister for Communications as the members of the Committee to review the Annual Report and submit its recommendations.

The ECP Secretary apprised the participants how the interviews were conducted from a wide range of experts in order to have input from all stakeholders. The participants sought information regarding various issues in the report. The recommendations will soon be laid before the Cabinet after a follow up meeting. Law Minister thanked the participants for their participation in the meeting.