Next polls will be acid test of
system: CEC

Newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim on Thursday termed the next general elections to be an acid test of the system saying the country’s fate will be changed for the better if it holds free and fair polls.

By (Our Correspondent)

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Published: Fri 27 Jul 2012, 11:36 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:37 AM

Talking to the journalists at the Sindh Election Commission’s office here, Ebrahim said that a Press conference would be held in Islamabad on July 31 in which a details about electoral lists may also be announced.

Considered to be an upright man and elected by concensus, the CEC, said that he was taking measures to ensure implementation of election laws at all costs.

During his visit to the Sindh office, Ebrahim chaired a meeting in which he was briefed by provincial election commissioner Sono Khan Baloch on the preparation of electoral lists, a report on municipal elections and court cases involving the election commission.

He termed the publication of electoral lists the ECP’s first priority and said that the commission should remove all related discrepancies and objections raised by the public.

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