LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan Friday appointed Masood Ahmed Malik as new provincial election commissioner of Punjab in place of Zafar Iqbal Hussain.

According to a press statement of the ECP, Masood Ahmed Malik was previously serving as Assistant Director Election at Commission’s headquarters in Islamabad. The position of provincial election commissioner has become vacant because of Zafar Iqbal’s joining a training course at NEPA. Moreover, Ashfaq Ahmed Sarwar has been appointed as joint provincial election commissioner Punjab.–Staff Repotter