Islamabad, Facebook has increased security in Pakistan before the general elections scheduled to be held on July 25. According to the Pakistani media’s Sunday report, Facebook has taken several security measures. Company spokesman Sarim Aziz told the Pakistani newspaper on Saturday that a leading company in the field of social media has increased the number of people working on safety and security in this area and a dedicated team has been deployed to stop the misuse of the platform. At the same time, the training of officers of Pakistan Election Commission has been started so that the goals of increasing transparency in the elections can be achieved.
Earlier in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had announced to increase safety and transparency before elections in various countries including Pakistan. Former Prime Minister Shahid Khakon Abbasi raised questions on Sunday on the transparency of the elections to be held on July 25. According to the news agency Efe, Abbasi said at the outskirts of Islamabad’s Bhara Kaahah, “I have doubts about transparency and fairness of the election.” Abbasi was prime minister from August 2017 to June 2018.
He said, “Pakistan has a history of non-democratic rule and in the past, interference was common in elections. The last two elections were relatively interference free, and we were hoping this would be a better process this time, but unfortunately it is not so. “Abbasi came to power after his predecessor Nawaz Sharif, who had been with his son-run company After being convicted of not declaring income of the person, the post was declared ineligible. At the same time, on Friday, an anti-corruption court has sentenced 10 years in jail to failure to disclose the source of funds used to buy four luxury apartments in London.