(1) To prepare electoral rolls for elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies and revising such rolls annually. [Article 219 (a)];
(2) To organize and conduct election to the Senate and fill casual vacancies in a House or a Provincial Assembly [Article 219(b)];
(3) To appoint Election Tribunals. [Article 219 (c)];
(4) To decide cases of disqualification of members of Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under Article 63(2) and Article 63A of the Constitution on receipt of reference from the Chairman or the Speaker or Head of the political party, as the case may be;
(5) To hold and conduct election to the office of the President as per Second Schedule to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan [Article 41 (3)];
(6) To hold Referendum as and when ordered by the President. [Article 48 (6)];
To make rules providing for the appointment of officers and servants to be employed in connection with the functions of the Chief Election Commissioner or an Election Commission and for their terms and conditions of employment. Under this power, the Honorable Chief Election Commissioner framed the Election Commission (Officers & Servants) Rules, 1989. [Article 221];
• The CEC & four (MsEC) are appointed by the President. The Prime Minister in consultation with leader of opposition in the National Assembly forward, to a parliamentary committee, three names for appointment of CEC & for each Member for hearing and confirmation of any one person against each post.
• The parliamentary committee consisting of 12 members is constituted by the Speaker, National Assembly comprising 50% members from treasury benches and 50% from opposition parties out of which one-third shall be from Senate.
• In case of dissolution of National Assembly, the Parliamentary Committee shall consist of the members of the Senate only.
• A person who is, or has been a judge of the Supreme Court or is, or has been, a judge of a High Court and is qualified to be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court, can be appointed as CEC.
• A person who has been a Judge of a High Court can be appointed as MEC from each province.
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