General elections to be held as per schedule: Ali Zafar

General elections to be held as per schedule: Ali Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Ali Zafar has said the general elections will be held as per schedule on 25th of next month.
Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Monday, he said the rumors regarding delay in the polls have died down. He said now our efforts must be to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.
Regarding polls in the tribal areas, the Information Minister said that constitution will be followed on the matter. He said according to the constitution the election for the MPAs in the tribal areas will be held in one year time.
Earlier, addressing an exhibition titled “China in Stamps”, the Information Minister said that Pak-China friendship is getting strengthened not only politically but diplomatically, culturally and economically as well.
He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a latest type of economic cooperation between Pakistan and China.
The Information Minister said that freedom of expression is of vital importance. He said corruption can be eradicated and transparency can be ensured through sharing information with the general public.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Barrister Ali Zafar has said that ensuring transparency and impartiality in the general elections is our target.
Addressing a meeting of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors in Islamabad on Monday, he said the political parties will be given equal time on the state media.
The Information Minister said there is also a proposal to initiate a grand debate on the PTV amongst the political leaders on major issues.


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