PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENTIAL REFERENCE
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 @ 1:21AM
Today the Full Court of Supreme Court of Azad Jammu & Kashmir comprising of Mr. Justice Mohammad Azam Khan, Hon’ble Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Ch. Muhammad Ibrahim Zia, Mr. Justice Raja Saeed Akram Khan & Mr. Justice Masood A. Sheikh, Hon’ble Judges, has answered the Reference sent by Honourable President of AJ&K in the following manner.
Question No.i: The matter of terms and conditions of the Chief Election Commissioner is within the legislative competence of the Azad Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly.
Question No.ii: A serving judge of the High Court can be appointed as Chief Election Commissioner.
Question No.iii: A person, who remained Chief Election Commissioner for some period, after ceasing from functioning as such, he cannot be reappointed for the remaining period.
Question No.iv: A person, who remained Chief Election Commissioner, cannot be reappointed till the expiry of two years from date of his ceasing to function as Chief Election Commissioner
21st October, 2015.
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