Role of print and electronic media is very important in upcoming elections

Karachi, July 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): The role of print and electronic media is very important in upcoming elections. Media is highlighting the importance of general elections to masses, manifestos of political parties and profile of candidates contesting in various constituencies. This was stated by the Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Prison, Special Education, Social Work, Works and Services, Brig (Retd) Haris Nawaz while addressing members of Small and Medium — Sized Metropolitan Publications Committee of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here on Tuesday.

Chairman Small and Medium — Sized Metropolitan Publications Committee, Faisal Zahid Malik welcomed the advisor to the APNS House. APNS Senior Vice President, Kazi Asad Abid and APNS Secretary General Sarmad Ali and editors of a large number of publications were also present on the occasion.

Brig (Retd) Haris said 5576 polling stations have been declared sensitive across Sindh and the Government is installing 20,000 CCTV cameras. In this regard, work has been handed over to NRTC. The company has started the installation of cameras from July 3 and will complete it by July 22, he added.

With the help of CCTV cameras, these sensitive polling stations will be monitored. At the end of the polling on Election Day, the hard-drive of cameras will be handed over to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he informed.

He made it clear that no candidate will be given a police security and no police or private security guards will be allowed entry in the polling stations on the polling day, he added. Brig (Retd) Haris said, water scarcity across the country is a big issue and we should make effective plans for its solution. He said that the caretaker government is committed to fully supporting the Election Commission in holding free, fair and transparent elections.

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