Omar Hamid, the Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), has tendered his resignation, citing health concerns as the primary reason for his departure.
Omar Hamid, who has an extensive background in socio-economic analysis and government policy, was recently hospitalized for nine days and is currently receiving treatment at home. His resignation comes amidst these health challenges, but it has been reported that Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan has not yet accepted his resignation.
With over three decades of experience, Omar Hamid is known for his specialization in the political economies of developing countries. He profoundly understands governance issues, policies, and procedures within the Pakistani government. His expertise extends to senior-level experience in policy formulation, strategy development, and the re-engineering of government departments.
Hamid is also recognized for his skills in fostering successful interactive relationships between the government and development partners.
In related news, the Election Commission of Pakistan has recently addressed allegations by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) regarding the fairness of the playing field for the general election of 2024.
The ECP has reportedly rejected these claims, with sources indicating that over 76 per cent of PTI candidates’ nomination papers have been approved. Additionally, the commission has submitted a detailed report on the matter to the Supreme Court registrar, ensuring transparency and accountability in its processes.