The politicians have learned that the democratic process must not be interrupted at any cost, he added.The Prime Minister was talking to a JUI-F delegation led by Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, which met him here at the Prime Minister House. The delegates also included Senators Hafiz Hamidullah and Ismail Bulaidi.He said that it was the fundamental right of every citizen to choose representative of their choice through vote and this right would neither be delayed nor denied.He emphasized that the present government had endeavoured to ensure that the coming elections were free, fair and transparent.
The appointment of an impartial and independent Election Commission was the proof of their commitment to hold free elections.
The Prime Minister said that political parties had a right to differ and criticize, but must avoid resorting to ways and means that divide or weaken political forces.”People are politically conscious today. Political parties must approach the masses with their manifestos and let them choose.” maintained the Prime Minister.
Senator Ghafoor Haideri and other members of the delegation assured the Prime Minister of their party’s support to strengthen democracy.
Meanwhile,Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday urged party members to reach out to the people in their respective areas and enhance their contacts with party workers.
The Prime Minister said this while talking to Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, Minister of State for Interior, here at PM House.He said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) believed in serving the people and did not shy away from elections. The PPP is the party of the masses and is fully confidant of winning people’s support owing to its performance, he added.
Imtiaz Safdar Warraich briefed the Prime Minister on the law and order situation and discussed the political situation in the Punjab province.Warraich thanked the Prime Minister for taking keen interest in the issues pertaining to his area.