Usman Dar slams opposition for playing politics on ‘EVM’

Our Correspondent

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has said that 1,426,640 [1.426 million] people have been vaccinated against coronavirus in Sialkot district so far.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, he said the population of Sialkot district was around 1.8 million and ‘we are trying to achieve the target of 100 per cent vaccination at the earliest.

Usman Dar said coronavirus cases were increasing in the country and it was decided in the District Coordination Committee (DCC) meeting that all indoor and outdoor activities would be banned in Sialkot.

He said that strict implementation of coronavirus SOPs [standard operating procedures] should be ensured and instructions had been issued to the deputy commissioner in this regard.

Dar appealed to the people of Sialkot to follow the coronavirus SOPs. He said that people should vaccinate themselves without any delay because it is impossible to control this disease without vaccination.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Muhammad Usman Dar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was determined to introduce reforms in the electoral system by using latest technology for bringing transparency.

Talking to media, he said those who oppose electronic voting system (EVM) wanted to promote rigging in the electoral structure, adding, they were playing politics on the issue of EVM.

He said his government focused on efficient, responsible and corruption-free governance, adding, government wanted to bring a new political culture in the country through which the election process could be made free and faair.

He said that every effort was being made to implement electoral reforms before the next general election and government would play its full role in building consensus among political parties on the issue of EVM.

He was of the view that it was unfortunate that a culture of loot and plunder was promoted by the corrupt elements in previous tenures and there was no appropriate system to nab them.

Dar said that PTI-led government has been shaping a new Pakistan where the plunderers of national would be kept behind the bars instead of being rulers of the country.

He said that PTI government would bring back each and every penny of national wealth from these plunderers through accountability.

Dar asked all political parties for their support in EVM process and added we all should jointly talk on electoral reforms and electronic voting machines which were the best options to hold a fair and transparent election.

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