KARACHI - Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Fakharuddin G Ibrahim on Thursday said that he wanted to bring a fundamental change in the system through holding free and fair general elections in the country.

Talking to Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief justice Mashir Alam during a meeting, Fakharuddin said that he accepted the office of chief election commissioner as challenge, he with help of lawyers community could fulfil his responsibilities and bring change in the system.

He urged the lawyers to play their roles to encourage people to get themselves enrol in voter lists and to convince the people to cast vote which is their basic right.  The CEC also exchanged Eid greetings with the SHC chief justice Mushir Alam during meeting.

Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Revenue, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar has said that leaders rejected by the masses are misleading the people.

Present democratic government has initiated exemplary projects for the development and welfare of the country. This he said while talking to various delegations here in his office on Thursday.

He said that those who declared Benazir Income Support Programme a failure, were living in fools’ paradise. The effectiveness and importance of that program was not only appreciated by Pakistani media, but its importance was also admitted by International media.

He said, “Through Benazir Income Support Programme, several needy and deserving women have been provided with financial assistance that is a mile stone in the history of Pakistan.” He added that Pakistan Peoples party with its coalition partners would participate in general elections and would come out with great victory, because PPP is the largest and most popular political party of Pakistan.’

The provincial minister said, “Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif cannot defeat the PPP even if they try together to do so because they have limited political approach.’ He was of the opinion that the government would over the come the problem of load shedding. Government knew the problems of the masses and steps were being taken to redress the crisis.”

Talking to a private news channel, PPP Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider said that different political parties had pointed out mistakes in the new voters lists issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

He said that PPP Sindh had also sent its nine-page suggestions to the ECP regarding correction of mistakes in the voters’ lists.

Taj Haider expressed hope that the Chief Election Commissioner would take steps for the correction in the voters’ lists.