Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim

Judge, Politician

1928 –

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Who is Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim?

Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, TI is a Pakistani retired judge and a legal expert. He was appointed as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan on July 14, 2012 and served until he resigned on July 31, 2013 and oversaw the 2013 election.

Ebrahim had remained a popular choice for interim governments mainly because of his high social status, he served as the interim Law Minister from 18 July 1993 until 19 October 1993, and interim Justice Minister from 5 November 1996 until 17 February 1997. Ebrahim is a retired Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and Senior Advocate Supreme Court and is known also as a peace activist. He was the Attorney General of Pakistan during the government of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and served as his close legal adviser throughout the 1970s. In 1988, he was also Governor of Sindh, appointed by the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto during her first term.

Born in 1928 in Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat, British India to a Gujarati family. In 1945, Ebrahim attended the Gujarat Vidyapith where he earned his LLB with distinctions in 1949. While there, Ebrahim studied courses on philosophy and also attended the lectures given by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, which played an important role in his advocacy for non-violence. In 1950, Ebrahim moved to Pakistan and attended the Sindh Muslim Law College, where he earned an LLM and was awarded an honorary Juris Doctor in 1960. In 1961, Ebrahim established his own firm while he continued to lecture at the Sindh Law College. In 1971, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto appointed him Attorney General of Pakistan.

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Born
Feb 12, 1928
Gujarat
Also known as
  • Fakhruddin Ebrahim
  • Fakhruddin Ibrahim
Religion
  • Islam
Nationality
  • Pakistan
Profession
Education
  • Gujarat Vidyapith
  • Sindh Muslim College
Lived in
  • Karachi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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