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CEC meets Baloch leaders, reviews law and order


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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim presiding over a meeting of the election commission. — INP/File Photo

QUETTA: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday met leaders of Baloch nationalist parties in Quetta to convince them for participation in the upcoming general elections, DawnNews reported

Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim is on a visit to Balochistan to review law and order situation amid threats by insurgents and militant organisations.

Earlier in a meeting, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim briefed the Interior Secretary, Inspector General (IG) and Frontier Corps personnel over the maintenance of law and order in the province during the upcoming general elections.

He also ordered for better arrangements to conduct polls in Dera Bhugti and Kohlu.

On Wednesday night, Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim said that the ECP will work towards persuading political parties in Balochistan to participate in the upcoming elections.

Ebrahim said that he was afraid that some people would boycott the elections but that has not happened.

He said that he will try and persuade those who are feeling alienated, adding that he wants to “put at ease political parties in the province”.

The election commissioner also said that he wants to “put at ease political parties in the province”. He further said that the ECP will ensure that the elections were conducted in a secure environment.

On the topic of delimitation, the CEC said, “So far we have not received any application regarding delimitation in Balochistan. Meanwhile, there have been some changes in Karachi.”

Ebrahim also said that peace and security was not just an issue for Balochistan, but also for the rest of the country.

Comments (5) Closed

Haider Mar 28, 2013 06:57am
A very positive move on part of the ECP. Salute to Fakhruddin Bhai for his dedication and service to this country.
Akram Mar 28, 2013 09:58am
Fakhrudin bhai is doing a noble job. these are the types of people who need to be running this country.
Atique Mar 28, 2013 01:40pm
Excellent news. Well done CEC. Our brothers in Balochistan must take full part in the elections and vote for PTI.
Habib Rahman Mar 28, 2013 02:39pm
well done.
Masood Baig Mar 28, 2013 05:36pm
Performance of the chief election commissioner is quite commendable. I wish him best of luck.