Govt to provide maximum facilities to ECP for holding free, fair elections: Solangi
Solangi said caretaker government was committed to conduct free, fair and transparent elections.
ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi on Thursday said the caretaker government was committed to conduct free, fair and transparent elections and it would provide all possible facilities to the Election Commission of Pakistan for conducting elections.
He said this during a meeting with the delegation of Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), which was led by its President Major General (retd) Raza Muhammad.
The current political and economic situation of the country, elimination of fake news and disinformation, upcoming general elections, social media issues, and elections in other countries of South Asia were discussed in the meeting, a press release said.
The delegation informed the minister about the IPRI’s latest research on the political scenario of the country, and appreciated the caretaker government’s commitment for conducting free, fair and transparent elections.
“Equal opportunities are being provided to all political parties, there will be no discrimination against anyone,” Murtaza Solangi said.
He said for improvement of the political environment in the country, development of consensus among all political parties was indispensable.
The minister said the world was facing the problems of misinformation, disinformation and fake news, while the latter was the biggest challenge on social media.
All stakeholders would have to play their role in ending fake news, he maintained.
The role of media in the upcoming general elections was also discussed in the meeting.
Solangi said the media would be provided a conducive environment during the elections. Equal coverage was being given to all political parties on state media, he added.
The delegation expressed its determination to continue working with the government in efforts to build a consensus in Pakistan.
The delegation included IPRI Director (Advocacy and Communication) Siddique Humayun, Hisham, Miss Jawaria, Institute of Strategic Studies Director Khurram Abbas and Naufal, also from Institute of Policy Studies.