Fawad Chaudhry said use of modern technology essential for transparent elections.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Thursday said the use of modern technology would be essential for free, fair and transparent elections in the country.

“The use of technology is vital for every sector as we will have to keep pace with today’s world,” he said during a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Bar Council and District Bar Council Faisalabad. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Shahbaz Gill was also present in the meeting.

Fawad said the government desired to hold elections in a manner so that no one could point the finger over their transparency and fairness. He urged the lawyers community to give their input about the proposed electoral reforms.

The minister said the Faisalabad Bar Council could also utilise the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to conduct its elections as Rawalpindi, Multan and Islamabad bar councils had already demanded the government to provide EVMs.

He said Pakistan’s interest was supreme to all. As the lawyers community were playing a significant role in the country as evident from their valiant struggle for the supremacy of Constitution and rule of law.

The minister assured that the proposal to set up a high court bench in Faisalabad would be considered. He said the lawyers community would also be provided homes under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme launched by the Prime Minister Imran Khan.