Govt firm to hold polls on time: Ebad

Govt firm to hold polls on time: Ebad


Karachi, February 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan Thursday evening said that the Government has firm resolve for holding general election on time and all preparations have been finalized in this respect. This he said while talking to a group of visiting Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in Islamabad, who called on him.

The Governor said that the Election Commission is an independent institution and it has full authority for holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.

He said that some elements are trying to disturb law and order situation of the financial hub of the country but the industrialists and business community is well aware of the intention of such elements and facing it with courage as challenge.

The Governor said that the majority of the Pakistani nation is moderate and balanced and asked the diplomats to highlight the soft image of the country in the world as they can do this easily.

He said that Pakistan is a front line ally in war against terror and facing many challenges due to the situation in this region. It has also suffered a setback in foreign investment for the same reason.

The Governor said the government is striving for economic development and progress despite many challenges. He urged the envoys to convince the investors of their countries for investing in Sindh province, which is rich in natural resources.

The envoys talking on the occasion said that Karachi is the economic hub of Pakistan and peaceful atmosphere here is a must for investment in the city. They appreciated the historical places in the province and stressed the need for effective publicity of these places world over to promote tourism.

Khuhro takes charge as Acting Governor: Meanwhile, Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed khuhro took the charge of Acting Governor Sindh in the absence of Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan who left here for abroad on a four-day visit on Friday. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Speaker Sindh Assembly would perform as Acting Governor Sindh during the absence of Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan.

For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3



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