BiographyHe was born in the city of Ahmedabad, in the state of Gujarat, British India to a Gujarati family. In the year of 1945, Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim attended the Gujarat Vidyapith where he gained his LLB with distinctions in the year of 1949. While there, Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim studied courses on the subject of philosophy and also attended the lectures provided by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, which played a significant role in his advocacy for non-violence. In the year of 1950, Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim shifted to Pakistan and attended the Sindh Muslim Law College, where he acquired an LLM and was granted an honorary Juris Doctor in the year of 1960. In the year of 1961, Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim developed his own firm while he sustained to lecture at the Sindh Law College. In the year of 1971, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto appointed him Attorney General of Pakistan.
Elected as the Interim Law MinisterFakhruddin G. Ebrahim had sustained to be a famous choice for interim governments primarily due to his high social status; he was elected as the interim Law Minister from the day of 18 July 1993 until the day of 19 October 1993, and interim Justice Minister from the day of 5 November 1996 until the day of 17 February 1997.
Supreme Court of PakistanFakhruddin G. Ebrahim is a retired Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan state, and Senior Advocate Supreme Court and is famous also as a peace activist.
Attorney General of PakistanHe was the Attorney General of Pakistan during the government of ex-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and was appointed as his close legal adviser throughout the time period of 1970s.
Governor of SindhIn the year of 1988, he was elected as the Governor of Sindh, appointed by the ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto during her 1st term.
Serving as an Ad Hoc JudgeIn the month of March 1981, serving as an ad hoc Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, he denied to take a fresh oath, under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) promulgated by General Zia-ul-Haq along with Justice Dorab Patel and Chief Justice Sheikh Anwarul Haq. The PCO not merely negated the independence of the judiciary but also prolonged the time period of martial law by nullifying the impact of a judgment giving General Zia’s regime restricted recognition.
Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim developed the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) in the year of 1989. The CPLC works in the city of Karachi and helps citizens in registering the First Information Report (FIR) if it is denied by police for certain reason. Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim heads the law firm of Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim & Company, a general legal practice originally developed in Bombay (now Mumbai), India. The firm relocated to the city of Karachi in the year of 1951.
Pakistan Cricket BoardFakhruddin G. Ebrahim has had long-standing relations with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). In the year of 1995, the PCB began an inquiry, under the chairmanship of Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, to look into allegations created by Australian players Shane Warne and Mark Waugh encircling the First Test between Pakistan and Australia in the city of Karachi in 1994 and the ODI in the city of Rawalpindi. The Australian cricketers had accused Saleem Malik of offering them bribes which they rejected.
InquiryThe inquiry was annoyed as the Australian players didn’t travel to Pakistan to provide evidence, and thus the Inquiry had to depend on their statements together with the cross examination of Saleem Malik. In the month of October 1995, Ebrahim concluded the proceedings by saying “The blames against Saleem Malik aren’t worthy of any credence and must be denied as unfounded.”
Chairman of the PCB'sIn the month of December 2006, Ebrahim was also elected as the Chairman of the PCB’s Anti-doping Appeals Committee, which acquitted Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif. Ebrahim was in favor of the acquittal and stated, “This appeal committee holds that won’t be deemed to have committed a doping offence. The ban and punishment enforced by the previous tribunal is hereby set aside as being contrary to the provision of laws”.
Chief Election Commissioner ResignsEbrahim’s resignation was confirmed by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The resignation has been sent to the president for approval.Former President Asif Ali Zardari had approved the appointment of Ebrahim as the new Chief Election Commissioner in July 2012 after a parliamentary panel selected him for the crucial post. He was the 24th individual to occupy the post after 12 permanent and 11 acting chief election commissioners.
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