KARACHI/LAHORE: The European Union Election Observation Mission Chief Observed Michael Gahler will visit Karachi and Lahore on July 18 and 30. He will meet with district election commissioners, political parties and candidates, civil society organisations involved in the elections, as well as the media.
“During this visit, I look forward to discussing a wide range of issues with election officials, candidates and representatives of civil society, and observe preparations for the elections in Karachi and Lahore,” he expressed.
“Furthermore, teams of EU long-term observers will arrive in Karachi and Lahore on July 17 and will begin observing the election process in different constituencies of both cities.” They will report their observations back to the core team in Islamabad so that an impartial assessment of the electoral process can be made, he added. The mission has election observers in Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakthunkhwa and Islamabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2018.