ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to lift a ban on hiring in constitutional institutions including the Supreme Court, Secretary ECP said.
According to the secretary, 25 government departments had sent references to ECP seeking to lift the ban on appointments in public sector. The ECP would review the references on a case-by-case basis.
The secretary also said that the dissolution of election commission is not possible by constitutional means.
The ECP also decided to contact State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to scrutinize electoral candidates, the secretary said.
The commission would chalk out the mechanism to scrutinize electoral candidates after meeting the representatives of the SBP and the FBR, he added.
The meeting also reviewed ineligibility of parliamentarians and implementation of article 62 and 63 of the constitution.
The verification of voter lists, progress on delimitation of constituencies in Karachi and various issues regarding electoral candidates and parliamentarians were also discussed during the meeting.