Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Wednesday said democracy was the best form of government for which free and transparent elections by the voters are essential for sustainable progress and development.
He said this in an awareness function held here at Governor House Peshawar arranged by Provincial Election Commission.
The function was presided over by Governor KP Engr Iqbal Zafar Jahgra beside others Provincial Election Commissioner Musarat Khan, Member Election Commission of Pakistan Justice Retd Mrs Irshad Qaiser, provincial ministers, MPAs, students and other segment of the society attended in large number.
Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said that democracy was the best system in the world as the governments are formed on the basis of votes in democratic countries. He urged voters’ especially young lots to register their votes so that they could exercise their right of franchise in 2018 elections in effective manner and play role in decision making process.
The Governor said local government election in Fata would be held next year to bring tribal areas into mainstream. He said the government was endeavoring to bring reforms in Fata in line with wishes and aspirations of tribal masses and a high level committee has been constituted for Fata reforms. The governor said repatriation of TDPs was the top priority of the government and efforts would be made to return them by end of this year.— APP