HRCP welcomes Justice Ibrahim’s appointment as CEC
LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the selection of Justice (r) Fakhruddin G Ibrahim as the new chief election commissioner (CEC) following parliamentary consensus, and hoped that under his leadership the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) would work independently for holding free, fair and democratic elections.
The HRCP, in a meeting on Tuesday, said, “The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan welcomes the parliamentary accord on the appointment as CEC of Justice Fakhruddin G Ibrahim, who is highly respected for his independent mind and impeccable integrity. It is indeed a positive thing that the political parties have eventually found a way out of the deadlock and it is hoped that the spirit of meaningful consultation and cooperation endures and expands.”
The HRCP further said, “It is necessary that Justice Ibrahim receives complete support from each member of the Election Commission.”