ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to complete the constitution of the Election Commission of Pakistan according to the 18th Amendment so that electoral affairs could run smoothly. During the hearing of a petition, the court was informed that no ECP was working in the country at the moment. The Attorney General later admitted that no election commission was in effect in the country presently. The Chief Justice remarked that the government has failed to fulfil its legal obligations during the last one year. He asked what would be the legal effects of the decisions made by the incomplete Election Commission as people are challenging its decisions in courts. The Chief Justice said that there could be serious repercussions if the Constitution was not followed in letter and spirit, adding that despite amendments to Article 213, the ECP had not been working according to the Constitution. The Attorney General said that a parliamentary body had been formed for the appointment of ECP members. He said 12 members of the body, from treasury as well as opposition benches, were bickering with each other. To this, the CJ said: Dont blame them. They are responsible members of the parliament. The petition was filed by a private TV anchorperson against an incomplete ECP . A three-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard the plea. The petitioner pointed out that the government has failed to form an election commission since the passage of the 18th and the 19th amendments to the Constitution. During the previous hearing, no federal government representative had appeared before the court, and the court had to adjourn the hearing. The issue was brought to the attention of the apex court when an electoral dispute in South Waziristan surfaced up, since the Election Commission had not been constituted in accordance with the 18th amendment till then. Separately, the Supreme Court directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to issue identity cards to eunuchs. Hearing the rights for eunuchs case, the Chief Justice said that eunuchs are Pakistani citizens being deprived of their rights because they do not have identity cards. The eunuchs told the apex court that Nadra was dilly-dallying on the issues, asking them for documentation to confirm their gender before they could be issued identity cards. The Chief Justice asked the Nadra counsel if any documents were required to determine the gender of men and women before they could be issued identity cards. The hearing of the case was adjourned for three weeks.