PUBLISHED : December 5, 2014
New chief Election Commissioner Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan. Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan is the current Chief Election Commissioner and a retired judge on the Supreme Court of Pakistan and former Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court. He was born in the Namli Maira village in the district of Abbottabad on 10 February 1945. Khan belonges to a prominent Sardar Gujjar family in Abbotabad.After,graduating from the Government College of Abbottabad, Khan received a Master’s degree in economics from Punjab University through the Forman Christian College in Lahore. He received a LL.B. degree from the same university in 1967. In 1985, Khan visited the United States to study the American legal system. In 1999 he attended a three-month training course in Tokyo, “Corruption Among Public Officials”. In June 2004, Khan visited Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in connection with an international seminar on Human Rights and Independence on the Judiciary in the Islamic and Non-Islamic Judicial Systems. In 2006 he visited Dhaka, Bangladesh for a conference on the criminal judicial system.