ISLAMABAD - Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Hamid Ali Mirza has constituted a four-member committee to examine pros and cons of appointing retired judges of the high courts and district and sessions judges for speedy disposal of election petitions. According to the sources in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the move is aimed at to ensure speedy disposal of election petitions within 120 days as specified under section 67A of the said Act. The sources informed that the proposal seeks appointment of the retired judges of high courts as well as district and sessions judges qualified to be judge of the high courts under Section 57 of the Representation of the People Act, 1976 to head the future election tribunals. The sources informed that CEC had tasked the Committee to examine all legal, financial and administrative aspects/ implications as well as other matters related to selection criterion of the retired judges on contract basis, provision of complementary staff, office accommodations, official vehicles, telephones, etc and submit its report within a period of two months. The first meeting of the four-member committee comprising Secretaries of Election Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Establishment Division and Ministry of Finance has been convened on April 28 to firm up recommendations.