ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary congratulated the nation and overseas Pakistanis for the passage of “historical bills” in the joint session of Parliament that he claimed would ensure free and fair elections in the country.
Talking to media outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday evening, the minister said that the Parliament has today made unprecedented legislations passing bill linked to the basic rights of the citizens and a foundation of free and fair elections has been laid today.
“These legislations will ensure provision of vote to nine million overseas Pakistanis and protection of rights of women and children,” Fawad was quoted by Radio Pakistan. He added that the special courts for women and children will also be set up.
Fawad claimed that the government made all-out efforts to develop a consensus with the opposition on electoral reforms. He alleged that the opposition played a negative role in the legislative process so that the bills could not be passed “unanimously”.
“Today, once again it has been proved that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is the largest political party in the country,” said Fawad.