KARACHI: Civil society representatives, trade unionists and politicians on Sunday asked voters to exercise their right of franchise against candidates belonging to extremist groups.
According to a local media report, these representatives spoke at a seminar on ‘Current election situation and curbs on freedom of expression’ organised by civil society organisations and trade unions at the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) House.
The speakers addressed the problems of ‘manipulation in the election process to get certain political parties in power’.
Imtiaz Alam from South Asia Free Media Association (Safma) stated that the media is under the control of the establishment and things are likely to get dangerous after the July 25 polls.
Moreover, Islami Jamhoori Ittihad (IJI) had been created and jihadi groups were being supported to return to parliament.
Moreover, they urged people to oppose all those parties and candidates who used religion for politics and those who were not talking about people’s right to rule and had an affiliation with the “king’s party”.