Oct 12 (APP): Chief Election Commissioner Justice ® Hamid Ali MirzaMonday held a meeting with the Election Support
Group (ESG) Ishtiak Ahmad Khan and discussed the 32 Electoral Reforms
Recommendations made by ESG. The ESG is a group of
Diplomatic Missions, International Donor Organizations and Implementing
Partners working to strengthen all aspects of electoral environment in Pakistan.
The Group consists of representatives
of British High Commission, Embassy of Netherlands, Embassy of USA, Royal Norwegian
Embassy, European Commission, DFID, IFES, NDI, SDC, TAF, UNDP and USAID.
The Secretary ECP informed the
meeting that a broad understanding was reached on the proposed reforms.
It was decided that the ESG
will give further specific and detailed suggestions regarding the methodology
for implementation of the reform proposals.
These proposals will be
considered by the ECP in consultation with other stakeholders including the
political parties and civil society organizations, etc.
The proposals will be discussed
with all concerned ministries before finally sending the proposals prepared as
a result thereof to the Government of Pakistan for consideration and
legislation, if deemed appropriate.
Senior officers of ECP were
also present in the meeting.