Parliament has important role to play in supporting ECP: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Monday said that the Parliament has an important role to play in supporting Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hold next general elections in a more transparent, free and fair manner.

According to a statement released from the ministry, Arif Alvi expressed these views while  talking to ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, who called on him here this afternoon.

The secretary election commission told the President that the general elections 2018 were held in free and fair manner.

The president appreciated the efforts of ECP to hold recent elections in the best possible manner using all their experience and human resource. He said that in democracy, general elections are the biggest activity which requires continuous improvement and learning of lesson from each past experience, reads the statement.

The secretary ECP apprised the president of difficulties and problems faced during the first experience of voting by overseas Pakistanis and apprised his efforts to improve the process of digital identification of voters.

Babar Yaqoob informed the president that ECP will require support from the government to improve their equipment and human resource. The president remarked that he expects that the government, especially the parliament will play its role to meet the requirements of the ECP.

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