Govt expresses reservations on EC notification regarding ban on new recruitment
Minister for Law Farooq H Naik has emphatically stated that any new appointments in the public sector will be made in accordance with the laid down procedure and law
Talking to the media persons in Islamabad today along with Federal Minister Khurshid Shah after holding a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ibrahim said any illegal appointments will be rejected altogether. He also dispelled the impression that new appointments are being made in different ministries from back dates.
He said we have held detailed meeting with the chief election commissioner about the notification that banned the appointment process.
The chief election commissioner was informed that this process was started seven months ago after severe shortage of employees in different ministries. He reminded that we had imposed ban on the appointments in 2011 but had to allow some ministries to recruit new manpower in view of the shortage of staff.
Similarly‚ the chief election commissioner was told that freezing of funds at this point in time will hinder the on going development projects and push up their cost of completion. Farooq H Naek said the chief election commissioner listened to their point of view and asked to send these resevations in writing. He hoped the election commission will take decision based on justice.
Federal Minister Khursheed Shah‚ Farooq H. Naek and Manzoor Wattoo held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner‚ Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim in Islamabad.
Meanwhile‚ the Election Commission has demanded administrative powers like in India to ensure free and fair election.
It has suggested that all administrative powers be transferred to it after announcement of election schedule.
On the other hand‚ Election Commiossion has turned down the request of Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf for allotment of scale as election symbol and allotted to the Jamaat-e Islami.