ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior, Ahsan Iqbal has said that political stability and smooth transition of power after the next general elections is essential for turning Pakistan into a mature democracy and achieving sustainable development.
Talking to media persons here on Thursday, he said Pakistan is heading towards smooth transition after next elections.
Ahsan Iqbal said it was for the first time in 66 years history of the country that the previous democratic government completed its tenure.
He said this has sent a positive message to the world that Pakistan is becoming a democratic state. He said the government wants that the next elections in 2018 should be held in a free, fair and transparent manner and for this purpose election law has been passed and now work is continuing for delimitation of constituencies according to the latest census.
He said present government has completed more than four years and emphasized the need to further strengthen democratic culture.
He said the journey to progress would continue and efforts are being made to make Pakistan economically strong and stable. He termed political stability as oxygen for development and prosperity of the country.
The Minister criticized that a particular segment of opposition parties is in the habit of finding faults with the progress which the government made during last four years and was spreading disappointment in the country.—PPI