Consensus on Fakhruddin as new CEC
09 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: The Parliamentary Committee on Appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Monday developed consensus on the name of Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim for the position of the CEC.
Speaking to media representatives, Khursheed Shah, head of the bipartisan parliamentary committee, confirmed that Ebrahim's name had been agreed upon for recommendation for the CEC post.
Shah said "any fears regarding rigging in elections" should no longer hold merit, adding that, ninety per cent of the work pertaining to implementation of the Charter of Democracy (CoD) had been completed.
Ebrahim's name had been proposed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in May.
The PML-N had proposed the names of Justice Shakirullah Jan, Justice (retd) Fakharuddin G. Ebrahim and Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid for the post. The government had proposed the names of Justice (retd) Munir A. Sheikh, Justice (retd) Amirul Mulk Mengal and Justice (retd) Zahid Qurban Alvi.