LAHORE: (Christian News) – Bishops of Pakistan demand implementation of fair electoral right for the minorities living in the country. The demand was made earlier this week at the Catholic Bishops Conference of Pakistan. Criticising the appointment of electoral representatives on the special seats for minorities by the political parties, the bishops stated that these appointees didn’t represent their communities. They demanded that the government must bring forward a system that would ensure free and fair representation of the minorities in the parliament.
According to Vatican Radio, the statement issued by Bishops of Pakistan says that free and fair elections in the coming year were vital for the continuation of democracy and a stable government. For this purpose, the Election Commission of Pakistan must be unbiased and empowered. Bishops of Pakistan also said that an unbiased interim government should also be set up ahead of the elections that wouldn’t interfere in the election campaigning and voting.
It is pertinent to mention here that there are only 10 minority seats in the National Assembly of 342. The general elections are due to be held on September 3, 2018.