Governor underlines need for electoral reforms

Sarwar says step is being opposed by vested interest


Our Correspondent May 06, 2021

LAHORE:

Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said those who oppose electoral reforms are becoming supporters of rigging and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government wants transparent elections on which no one can raise any objection.

Talking to a delegation led by PTI MNA Sadaqat Ali Abbasi and Haji Muhammad Ramazan at the Governor House on Wednesday, he discussed political issues besides the coronavirus situation of the country.

Sarwar said opposition always talks about rigging, and the government was ready for electoral reforms to ensure transparency and fairness in the election process in the country. “The step is being opposed by some vested interests,” he remarked.

He stressed that the opposition should support the government instead of obstructing electoral reforms, adding the government ordinance to give the right to vote to overseas Pakistanis with e-polling is a historic step.

“The government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan is taking practical steps to ensure transparency and merit in every field, he maintained and added that democracy, parliament and all institutions will be strengthened,” he said.

The governor said transparent elections would strengthen democracy and parliament in the country. With e-polling, election results would be in front of everyone in just a few minutes, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2021.

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