Pakistan is a free country; everyone has the right to criticise: Solangi
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Caretaker Information Minister Murtaza Solangi has said that Pakistan is a free country, adding: “Everyone has the right to criticise. The courts are independent. The caretaker government cannot control them.”
While giving a briefing to foreign observers and media in Islamabad, he said that Pakistan was the fifth-largest democracy in the world. “Arrangements regarding the elections have been completed. Elections are being held in 266 seats of the National Assembly. There will be a three-tier security to ensure safe polling,” he added.
“Foolproof security arrangements have been made at polling stations. Peaceful and transparent elections will be ensured. In the first tier, the police while in the second, Rangers and FC will perform security duties. The Pakistan Army will perform security duties in the third tier of security,” he stated.
“28.8 million voters will exercise their right to vote in the elections. All resources are being used for a peaceful and transparent election. 59.3 percent of women voters will exercise their right to vote in the elections. The number of total voters is 128,585,760, including 69,263,704 men and 59,322,056 women,” he told the media.
“Pakistan is taking action against terrorists. Our security forces are fully prepared for the elections. Economic agreements are signed and investors are being attracted under made and Investors are being attracted to invest in Pakistan under the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC). The caretaker government has taken important steps to improve the economy. 92 international observers from different countries will cover the elections,” he added.