Islamabad, February 26, 2014 (PPI-OT): First meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Members of Election Commission was held today on 26th February, 2014 at 10:30am in Committee Room No. 02, Parliament House, Islamabad for election of its Chairman/ Chairperson. The following Members attended the meeting;
i. Senator Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana
ii. Senator Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasir
iii. Senator Mr. Islamuddin Shaikh
iv. Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel
v. Mr. Muhammad Arshad Khan Laghari, MNA
vi. Dr. Darshan, MNA
vii. Mr. Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhry, MNA
viii. Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Safdar, MNA
ix. Shazia Mari, MNA
x. Sheikh Aftab Abmed, MNA / (Chief Whip)
2. The meeting commenced with recitation from the Holy Quran. Special Secretary, National Assembly Secretariat welcomed the Members and briefed them about the procedure of election of Chairman/ Chairperson. Thereafter, he invited Members to propose name for the Chairman/ Chairperson.
3. Senator Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasir proposed the name of Senator Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana for Chairman whereas Senator Mr. Islamuddin Shaikh and Senator Haji Muhammad Adeel seconded his proposal. Consequently Senator Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana was declared as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee unopposed.
4. Senator Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana, Chairman was invited to chair the meeting. All the members felicitated the Chairman being elected unopposed and extended their full co-operation. The Chairman thanked the members of the Parliamentary Committee for reposing confidence in him and assured them to work in accordance with the aspirations of the Members of the Committee. He also thanked the party leadership, Senator Raja Zafarul Haq, leader of the house in Senate, Sheikh Aftab, MNA/ Chief Whip.
5. The meeting was thereafter adjourned.
For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
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