Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim – File photo/Dawn.com
Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim – File photo/Dawn.com

KARACHI: Pakistan’s incumbent Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim is set to take oath of the office on July 20, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

Justice (retired) Ebrahim was recommended to the post of CEC by a parliamentary committee last week, following which Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and leader of opposition Chaudhry Nisar and the name was finally approved by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Ebrahim held talks with members of the election commission, who promised their “full support in holding free and fair elections by them.”

“We will try to curb excessive spending during the election period,” Ebrahim was quoted as saying by DawnNews.

The former governor of Sindh also vowed not to let any “undemocratic forces to interfere in the election process.”

Pakistan is expected to go to polls early next year, and the CEC designate said the country’s future relies on “free and fair elections.”

The oath-taking ceremony will be administered on Friday, July 20 and Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chuadhry will take oath from Ebrahim.

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Shehzaad
July 14, 2012 9:11 pm
He's not officially the CEC yet. How does that make him 'incumbent'? I think you meant 'incoming'.
Atique Ahmed
July 14, 2012 4:53 pm
Ebrahim is an Honorable and upright man, Pakistan will have a fair election in decades.
waseem shaikh
July 14, 2012 6:47 pm
This is good, but how will we take care of the threats to the election officers by the parties in the respective areas??. Could election commission, media, law enforcement agencies and public provide enough security to the election officers to keep the election free and fair?? and as a society do we have the freedom to speak our mind and vote virtually on our behalves v/s influences to the level of black mailing from family, culture, cast and religion.
A.A.Qureshi
July 15, 2012 4:03 am
Congratulation to Mr. Fakharuddin G. Ebrahim and whole nation, we have a nice person now and hope very positive outcomes in near future. We should be proud to have good people and encourage them to come forward in each and every field to make our society, our nation strong
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