ISLAMABAD - The Government has started the process of appointing members of the Election Commission of Pakistan in order to streamline the functions of ECP , official sources said on Friday. Well-placed sources told The Nation that the Government had initiated the process through the Parliament. According to the informed sources, the ECP has been seeking appointment of its members at the earliest to fulfil the mandated constitutional requirement shortly after the enactment of the 18th Constitutional Amendment. Under the 18th Amendment, the ECP is to have four members from the provinces; all of them retired judges of the High Court, to complete the Election Commission. As a first step to complete the process, Dr Fehmida Mirza has written letters to the heads of treasury and opposition leaders in the National Assembly and the Senate in order to set up a parliamentary committee for the appointment of the ECP members. The sources said that NA speaker had sought names of members of the parliamentary committee from their respective parties. The sources said the parliamentary committee would consist of 12 members - eight from the National Assembly and four from the Senate. The sources in the NA Secretariat confirmed Friday that these letters had been sent to leader of the House in National Assembly, Prime Minister Gilani, Ch Nisar Ali Khan. , Parliamentary Leader of PML-Q in NA Faisal Saleh Hayat, Leader of the House in the Senate, Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, Leader of Opposition in the Senate Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and PML-N Parliamentary Leader in the Senate Ishaq Dar.