Justice (retired) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim – File photo
Justice (retired) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim. – File photo

ISLAMABAD: Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was formally appointed the Chief Election Commissioner on Friday, DawnNews reported.

Ebrahim was appointed the CEC after President Asif Ali Zardari, on the advice of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, approved and signed the summary pertaining to his selection.

Ebrahim is expected to soon take the oath to serve as the CEC.

On July 9, the Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Members of the Election Commission of Pakistan had unanimously approved Ebrahim’s name for the CEC office which had been vacant since March.

He will be the 24th person to occupy the post, after 12 permanent and 11 acting CECs.

Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, a senior judge of the Supreme Court, was named acting CEC by Chief Justice Ifrtikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after the retirement of Justice (retd) Hamid Ali Mirza on March 23.

With the appointment of the new CEC, the Election Commission has been completed as its four members from the provinces have already been appointed on the recommendation of the parliamentary committee.

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Comments (22)

July 13, 2012 4:04 pm
With 2,3 elections regularly wil put the country on strong democratic path.a person like justice FG Ibrahim would prosper the country by his unquestionable acts.I
Faheem Ahmed
July 13, 2012 1:12 pm
Best person for the job
M A Bhutto, UK
July 13, 2012 3:36 pm
Personality of Mr Ebrahim is no doubt un-questionable, but I don't understand logic behind appointing a n 84 yeras old person as CEC for 5 yeras. Govt and opposition should think over it please.
July 13, 2012 3:38 pm
bravo to democracy in Pakistan.... NO to military coup again!!
July 13, 2012 3:19 pm
How is the parliament more qualified in the law than supreme court? Please explain.... :/
July 13, 2012 3:17 pm
Just another simplistic view with a "buzz word"
July 13, 2012 3:09 pm
he looks like a gandhian. will sure carry out the task with character
July 13, 2012 10:19 am
That's why it is said that even the worst of democracy is better than best of dictatorship.
July 13, 2012 10:00 am
a very wise action by parliament !!!!!
July 13, 2012 11:14 am
Good decision.He is best for this job.Now it is upto him to stay neutral and take his decisions honestly without accepting anybody's orders.Oppositions and judiciary should cooperate with government in solving people's problems. Pakistan should come first before issuing any statement or taking any action.
July 13, 2012 11:12 am
we have hope at least
Saad Shaikh
July 13, 2012 10:52 am
I am very delighted to know that Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim was formally appointed the Chief Election Commissioner he is a sincere man and committed to task I am very confident in his leadership the election commission will work with dedication and loyalty. Hope we have clean and neat elections.
A Muslim
July 13, 2012 10:51 am
Absolutely Right!!!
Hussain Jaffri
July 13, 2012 1:10 pm
Great. An honest and an able man. Hope in democracy will strenghten.
July 13, 2012 1:57 pm
Good appointment. Hope he is able ot hold fair and impartial elections.
Hamid Abbasi
July 13, 2012 12:05 pm
No question about that.
sane voice
July 13, 2012 12:05 pm
we can not give a blank chit to do any thing they desire. Evil is evil both in in democracy and dictatorship?
Hamid Abbasi
July 13, 2012 12:03 pm
This is a'Healthy Omen',we should pray for his long life.We are lucky to have such upright personality.Long Live Mr.Fakharuddin G.Ebrahim! May Allah give you all that is needed for this crucial 'Hour'.
Nasir Mahmood
July 13, 2012 11:35 am
A foot in the door to a real democracy.
habib khan
July 13, 2012 1:43 pm
A great and able judiciary, on whom we can rely upon. Habib
July 13, 2012 2:25 pm
History shows that he is honest, impartial and absolutely suitable for the job given to him. I wish him th best of everything.
July 14, 2012 4:48 am
A very good choice. I have no doubt Fakhruddin G Ibrahim will fulfil his assignment with honesty and integrity. May Allah gives him health and support.
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