Outdated electoral regimes not acceptable: Farooq Sattar

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) deputy convener, Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that failure to reform the election process in the next two months would strip of legitimacy of the General elections.

Addressing a seminar of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors Dr Farooq Sattar said that all political parties after successful general elections should ensure local bodies polls across the country. He vouched that if the local body’s elections would not be held it would create hurdles for democratic process which would neither be in the favor of the country nor its citizens.

The MQM deputy convener warned that if voter turn out in Balochistan remained less, the province may reincarnate itself as a mutation of East Pakistan.

Dr Farooq Sattar said that joint efforts were needed to settle aside all political, sectarian and provincial differences to mend the social fabric.