LAHORE: Information Minister Pervez Rasheed says the first phase of local government elections in Punjab and Sindh has been successfully completed to further strengthen democracy in the country.
Talking to newsmen in Lahore on Sunday, Rasheed hoped the next two phases will also take place as per the schedule.
Pervez Rasheed said the elected representatives of local governments will provide solution to the problems of people at their doorstep immediately.
Rasheed said the electoral process is improving with every election taking place in the country. The society is also being democratized gradually.
The Minister said the Punjab government deserves appreciation for maintaing peace during the elections. Conversely the local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were marred by violence and irregularities.
Earlier, addressing a seminar on “Role of Media for promotion of Urdu language,” Pervaiz Rasheed expressed the government’s resolve to implement Urdu bas official language.
Rasheed said the current independent judiciary, which is giving the landmark verdicts like promotion of Urdu as an official language, was born after the sacrifices rendered by various segments of the society.