Monday, 11 December 2017, 06:03:55 pm
Continuity of democratic setup imperative for development
December 07, 2017

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said the continuity of democratic setup is imperative to take forward the country on the path of development.    

Addressing a seminar in connection with the voters day in Islamabad on Thursday, she said reduction in terrorism, ridding the country of power outages and development of modern infrastructure are the dividends of the democratic setup.

She said human development indicators always witness upward trend during democracy.    

Marriyum Aurangzeb pointed out that terrorism was the biggest challenge to the country a few years back when twenty six hundred to twenty seven hundred terrorist incidents used to jolt the country annually. Now these incidents have witnessed ninety one percent decline.  

She said as the democratic setup was frequently disrupted in the past therefore, we are still striving to ensure the sanctity of the vote.    

The Minister urged the people to cast vote to the political parties of their choice in the next general elections keeping in view their performance also. This, she said, is vital to further strengthen the democratic norms and traditions in the country.