Election Commission of Pakistan - ECP is the organization charged with the responsibility of conducting Free & Fair Election in the country. The ..more
Election Commission of Pakistan - ECP is the organization charged with the responsibility of conducting Free & Fair Election in the country.
The ECP consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and four regional Members of Election Commission who are appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition or on the advice of a 12 members Parliamentary Committee.
The functions of the ECP are as under;
To prepare electoral rolls for elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies and revising such rolls annually. [Article 219 (a)];
To organize and conduct election to the Senate and fill casual vacancies in a House or a Provincial Assembly [Article 219(b)];
To appoint Election Tribunals. [Article 219 (c)];
To decide cases of disqualification of members of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under Article 63(2) and Article 63A of the Constitution on receipt of reference from the Chairman or the Speaker or Head of the political party, as the case may be;
To hold and conduct election to the office of the President as per Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan [Article 41 (3)];
To hold Referendum as and when ordered by the President. [Article 48 (6)];
To make rules providing for the appointment of officers and servants to be employed in connection with the functions of the Chief Election Commissioner or an Election Commission and for their terms and conditions of employment. Under this power, the Honorable Chief Election Commissioner framed the Election Commission (Officers & Servants) Rules, 1989. [Article 221];