ISLAMABAD – A four-member US Embassy delegation led by Richard E Hoagland (Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy) called on the Chief Election Commissioner Justice Fakhruddin G Ebrahim and members of the Election Commission Thursday at the Election Commission’s Secretariat.

The US envoy appreciated the steps taken by the ECP to strengthen electoral reforms in Pakistan expressing support for the electoral reforms and strengthening democracy in Pakistan.

Expressing his satisfaction at the formation of the Commission by political consensus, he resolved to further develop the international community linkages with the democratic institutions in Pakistan. 

The Commission thanked the delegation and informed that Election Commission is giving finishing touches to the preparation being made by the ECP for holding free, fair and credible elections up to the expectations of the Pakistani nation and the international community.

The delegation was also informed that the ECP attaches high priority to have friendly relations with international community and welcomes international observers for the forthcoming general elections in Pakistan.