ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday on the advice of the Prime Minister appointed four retired judges of the High Courts as members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and eight eminent persons as members of the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII). The judges who have been appointed as members ECP included Justice (Retd.) Fazal-ur- Rehman (Balochistan), Justice (Retd.) Shahzad Akbar Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Justice (Retd.) Riaz Kayani(Punjab) and Justice (Retd.) Muhammad Roshan Essani (Sindh).
The Parliamentary Committee on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Members of the Election Commission in its meeting on 1st June , 2011 have already confirmed the names of these four retired judges for appointment as members of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Those who have been appointed members of the Council of Islamic Ideology Include Maulana Allama Zubair Ahmed Zaheer (Punjab), Sahabzada Pir Khalid Sultan Al- Qadir, (Balochistan), Justice (R) Mian Nazir Akhter, (Punjab) Syed Iftikhar Hussain Naqvi (Punjab), Mufti Muhammad Iqbal Hussain Shah Faizi (Sindh), Syed Feroze Jamal Shah (KPK), Justice (Retd.) Mushtaq A. Memon (Sindh) and Qari Muhammad Hanif Jallandhari (Punjab). – Onlinenews