International journalists would visit Pakistan to cover the February 8 elections.

General International National

Caretaker Information Minister Murtaza Solangi said on Tuesday that international observers and journalists would visit Pakistan to monitor and cover the February 8 general elections.

Last year in October, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had asked the Foreign Office to take all necessary steps to invite international observers for the elections. Later that month, the electoral watchdog had extended an invitation to international observers.

In a letter sent to the secretaries of interior and foreign affairs ministries, the ECP had stated, “We would take this opportunity to welcome international observers to observe the polling process neutrally, impartially with their very well-articulated feedback and reports.”

Addressing a news conference today in Islamabad, Solangi regretted that some people were spreading rumours that no international observers or journalists were visiting Pakistan to cover the elections.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *