Former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani has declined to become any party’s or parties’ nominee for the post of chief election commissioner (CEC), a private TV channel reported. Sources said that Justice Jilani declined from being nominated due to a raging controversy surrounding the post. He and former Justice Tariq Pervez Khan had emerged as the most likely contenders for the post of CEC.
The two retired judges topped the list of five candidates whose names came under discussion at a meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Ahmed Shah.
SOURCE: RECORDER REPORT