NA passes 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2016

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ISLAMABAD, May 19 (APP): The National Assembly on Thursday passed the constitutional (22nd Amendment) Bill, 2016 unanimously with two-third majority on eligibility criteria for appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The bill was moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid.

According to the Law, at present only retired Judges of Supreme Court or High Court are eligible for appointment as Chief Election Commissioner or Members, respectively.