PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENTIAL REFERENCE

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 @ 1:21AM

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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

Additional Registrar

Mirpur,
21st October, 2015.

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