ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Imran Khan said the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Raja Sultan was appointed after the establishment suggested his name.
A deadlock emerged between the then-Opposition and the then-government on the appointment of the chief election commissioner, he told reporters during an informal conversation.
In light of the situation, the establishment suggested Sultan’s name, he said, adding that the CEC should be appointed through an independent body.
Regarding the Farah Khan controversy — who has been blamed for hoarding and is a close friend of Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi — he said that Farah was not an officeholder nor was she a minister. “How could she have taken money for appointments?”