‘Will call ISI if needed for free and fair polls`
Islamabad: The Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan has said he would summon anyone, including the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, if required, to ensure the intelligence body or other agencies have no involvement in poll results.
"Credible elections are key to Pakistan``s future existence. It is the last mission of my life to hold free elections. Please don``t let me fail in this mission," The News agency quoted Justice (retired) Fakharuddin G Ebrahim, as saying during a consultative session of mainstream political parties with election authorities.
The Election Commission of Pakistan had called a meeting of 15 mainstream political parties to take them on board over the commission``s preparations for the next general election - due early next year.
Justice Ebrahim, who is in his 80s, said, if needed, he would seek the services of the armed forces at the polling stations to make the environment conducive for voters.