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Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan

Dec 5, 2014 15:32 IST

Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan was on 4 December 2014 appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of Pakistan. The office of CEC was lying vacant since 2013 after the retirement of Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim.

The announcement was made by Senator Rafiq Rajwana, chief of the parliamentary committee just a day before the expiry of a Supreme Court deadline to fill this key constitutional office. The Supreme Court had set 5 December 2014 as deadline for the appointment of a permanent CEC.

Presently, Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan is the Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan.

Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza
• Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan belongs to Abbottabad in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
• He was appointed as Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court on 25 April 2000. During this time, he twice served as acting Governor of North-West Frontier Province (NWFP).
• In 2002, he was elevated as Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan where he served for more than 8 years. He retired as a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2011.

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