Barozai advised to shun political nominees

Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim.—File Photo

QUETTA: Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim has advised caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai to refrain from inducting political nominees into his cabinet.

Sources said on Saturday that Justice Ebrahim had taken notice of reports which said the parties in the former government led by Nawab Aslam Raisani wanted their nominees to be appointed caretaker ministers.

According to the sources, the leaders of nationalist and other parties had informed Justice Ebrahim during a recent meeting in Quetta that some parties were exerting pressure on Mr Barozai to induct some of their well-wishers into the caretaker cabinet.

However, Justice Ebrahim had asked a senior government official to inform both the chief minister and governor of Balochistan that no political nominee should be appointed minister, said the sources.

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Mar 31, 2013 05:50am
How about Sindh? Most of nominees belong to either MQM or PPP? Wht ECP is silent over Sindh's curious case? Justice me Lord? Or will free and fair election remain a dream for people of Sindh???
Husain Jan
Mar 31, 2013 06:10am
Will the caretaker CM be able to resist the pressure of highly influential, former CM Raisani, remains to be seen.