Posts tagged as: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner resigns amid poll rigging allegations

  The Chief Election Commissioner, Fakhruddin G Ebrahim Wednesday resigned amid continued allegations of rigging in the May 11 general elections.   The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) said that Ebrahim has sent his resignation to the President. Copy of the letter was released to the media by the ECP spokesman.   Ebarhim, a former senior […]

Voting begins in Pakistan to elect new President

Members of national parliament and provincial assemblies in Pakistan began voting on Tuesday to elect the successor of President Asif Ali Zardari being boycotted by the main opposition party, officials said.  Polling opened at 10:00 a.m. in the joint session of the National Assembly and Senate in the capital Islamabad and four provincial assemblies and […]

Stage set for May 11 general elections

Stage is set for historic general elections in Pakistan to be held on May 11 (Saturday) to elect new government for the next five years.   Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim said on Friday that the Election Commission of Pakistan has completed all arrangements to hold free fair and transparent elections.   “The power […]

ECP promises fair polls if security is ensured

Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim on Thursday said that the Election Commission will give the country fair elections if security is ensured.   “You provide us improved law and order, we will give you free, fair and transparent elections”, he told a news conference in Islamabad.   He said the maintenance of law and […]

Chief Election Commissioner holds talks in Balochistan

Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim is scheduled to hold talks with political leaders in Balochistan on Thursday to seek their cooperation in peaceful May 11 polls, officials said.   Ibrahim opened his visit to Quetta on Wednesday with a meeting with the caretaker Chief Minister and discussed the possible security challenges for elections.   […]

Election Commissioner says fair poll constitutional obligation

Chief Election Commissioner, Justice (Retd.) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim says that free, fair and transparent elections are the ultimate goal of the Election Commission.   “We are committed to fulfilling our Constitutional obligation to giving the nation a free and fair election,” he said on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Training of Master Trainers […]

General Kayani says army to support peaceful transition

Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that the armed forces will fully support peaceful transfer of power after the  parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held in May.   “We will accept election results wholeheartedly. If the people elect good or bad people, it is not our responsibility. It is our constitutional responsibility to […]

CEC Fakhruddin G Ebrahim vows to implement Karachi’s delimitation order

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim on Thursday pledged that the task of drawing up new constituency boundaries in Karachi would be completed in the light of the Supreme Court verdict despite reservations of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).   While chairing a consultative meeting of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which […]

ECP allows President Asif Ali Zardari to participate election campaigns

In what appeared to be a shocking development, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued a notification allowing President Asif Ali Zardari and governors of four provinces to take part in election campaigns.   According to the notification issued by the commission, the president and the governors have been removed from the list of […]

Waheeda Shah case: Supreme Court stops by-elections in Tando Muhammad Khan

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a stay order against the holding of by-poll in Tando Muhammad Khan, PS-53, admitting the appeal of Waheeda Shah against Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and Sindh High Court (SHC) verdict.   A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk resumed hearing of the […]

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf vows to hold free‚ fair and impartial elections

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday reiterated government’s resolve to hold free‚ fair and impartial elections in the country on time, adding that the upcoming polls will further strengthen the democracy in the country.   Talking to Secretary Election Commission Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan‚ the premier expressed the confidence that the general elections will further […]

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary says fair polls constitutional requirement

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on Saturday said that holding of transparent and fair elections was the constitutional requirement, adding that some clarifications have been sought from the ECP before arriving at any decision.   He was heading a meeting of the National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC).  Earlier, the Election Commission had requested to […]


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