Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.—File Photo

QUETTA: Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has said that Balochistan was facing problems of good governance, sectarianism, law and order etc.

Iftikhar Chaudhary said that returning officers were facing problems in Balochistan.

"ROs are responsible for fair and transparent elections", the top-most judge in the country said addressing Returning Officers at Balochistan High Court.

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary said in such a situation the responsibilities of ROs double.

He said ROs were representing judiciary and that it was the responsibility of constitutional institutions to ensure fair polls adding that female were equal to male and they should not be deprived of casting votes.

"Main stakeholders in elections are voters", he further said.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary said it was the responsibility of all institutions to support election commission in Balochistan since the province was facing challenges.

"Democracy can flourish through electioneering", he said.

Updated Apr 14, 2013 06:15pm

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