The petition pointed out that due to the "grave illegality, the CEC has refused to administer oath" to the newly appointed members.
According to the ECP, the President had not only violated the Constitution but also bypassed the parliamentary committee while making these appointments.
President Alvi had on August 22 appointed Khalid Mehmood Siddiqui from Sindh and Munir Ahmed Kakar from Balochistan.
The CEC refused to administer the oath to both members-designate and wrote a letter to the Law Ministry, observing that the appointment was not in accordance with the Constitution.
He made it clear that he would not administer the oath to the "unconstitutionally" appointed members.