Wednesday, June 19, 2024

ECP Secretary Omar Hamid Resigns Citing Health Issues

Omar Hamid, the Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), tendered his resignation on Sunday, citing health issues as the reason, according to sources. Hamid, who has over 30 years of experience in socio-economic analysis, was reportedly hospitalized for several days recently and is currently undergoing treatment at home. While sources indicate that Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan has not yet accepted the resignation, Hamid's departure marks a significant development within the electoral body.

Omar Hamid brings a wealth of expertise in socio-economic analysis, with specialization in the political economies of developing countries. He has a thorough understanding of the governance issues, policies, and procedures of the Government of Pakistan, coupled with senior-level experience in policy formulation, strategy development, and program design. Hamid is known for his proficiency in fostering successful interactive relationships between the government and development partners.

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On Saturday, the Election Commission of Pakistan dismissed allegations made by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party regarding a lack of a level playing field for the upcoming general elections in 2024. According to sources, over 76 percent of PTI candidates' nomination papers have been approved by the ECP, countering PTI's claims and reinforcing the electoral body's commitment to ensuring a fair and transparent electoral process.

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Raheel J.M
Raheel J.M
Raheel, a Karachi-based reporter, is at the forefront of political journalism, providing insightful coverage that transcends the bustling landscape of Pakistan's political sphere. With an unwavering commitment to delivering accurate and comprehensive news, Raheel's work is marked by a keen understanding of the intricate dynamics shaping the political landscape.
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