Parliamentary committee agrees on Fakhruddin Ebrahim as new CEC

Ebrahim’s selection documents will be forwarded to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.


Web Desk July 09, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A 12-member parliamentary committee, headed by federal minister Syed Khurshid Shah, reached consensus on Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim’s name out of six nominees as the head of the Election Commission of Pakistan, Express News reported on Monday.

Ebrahim was one of the three names nominated by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Justice (retd) Nasim Sikander and acting CEC Justice Shakirullah Jan were the other two nominated by the party.

The government had recommended Justice (retd) Munir A Sheikh, Justice (retd) Amirulmulk Mengal and Justice (retd) Qurban Ali.

Justice Ebrahim’s selection documents will be forwarded to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf.

COMMENTS (34)

Usman Khan | 9 years ago | Reply This is the 2nd biggest achievement of PML-N in opposition after the restoration of Judiciary... This is simply would have not been possible, had PML-N resigned from assemblies... Khan baseless allegations of "Noora Kushti" have doomed against PML-N today... God save us from this Khan, who believe nothing but allegations & blame game...
Naushad Shafkat | 9 years ago | Reply

@Parvez: I know the man personally and there should be no fears about that. The moment he feels he is not being allowed to work independently he will leave immediately. Be absolutely certain about that. Need I mention that he left the Supreme Court by refusing to take a fresh oath under a law promulgated by Zia, he resigned as Governor Sindh on a matter of principle when he was not required to do so, that he resigned as Attorney General merely because the government had engaged another lawyer without informing him. So his deeds speak louder than anything else. And the man is so humble; he continued teaching at the S.M. Law College even while he was Governor of Sindh! We must just wish him godspeed and good luck.

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