In Pakistan, security concerns often cast a shadow over elections. To ensure safety and fairness, authorities sometimes shut down mobile services during voting. Dr. Gohar Ejaz, the Caretaker Interior Minister, explained this decision in a joint address with Information Minister Murtaza Solangi in Islamabad.
Suspending mobile services may inconvenience people, but it helps protect voters and security personnel. Bad actors could misuse phones to plan disruptions or violence during elections. By temporarily turning off mobile services, officials aim to reduce these risks and make voting safer.
Dr. Ejaz also mentioned the rising security threats from extremist groups. These threats make it challenging to hold elections smoothly and keep everyone safe. Suspending mobile services early helps prevent security problems and keeps order.
Additionally, Dr. Ejaz said major political parties were satisfied with the election results. This shows that the elections were fair and transparent, boosting public trust in the outcome. He also urged citizens and political leaders not to interfere with election staff. Letting officials do their jobs without interruption is crucial for a smooth and trustworthy election process.