KARACHI – At least 43,000 observers will monitor the upcoming general elections in the country which are due in second week of May this year.

The upcoming elections will prove to be better in the respect that it will have a strong monitoring setup.

Judiciary and media are two most important fractions of democracy and both are performing well in their own capacities. In this relation, a media commission has been formed to analyse the relation between media and democracy during elections.

These views were expressed by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Qaiser, former senator Javed Jabbar and others during their address to the seminar titled “The future of democracy in Pakistan – A crisis and a question” here on Wednesday.

Talking about democratic institutions and future of democracy in Pakistan, Javed Jabbar highlighted that the process of improving the democratic setup always begins from the grass route level.

Education at the primary level is the best way to promote democracy because individual integrity and identity at this level will lead to an improved and far better form of democracy. He was of the view that successful countries never hesitate in developing intellectual and scientific fields. The process of improvement in the democracy and Pakistani society should begin from the grass route level because education at the primary level is the best way to promote democracy. At this level, promotion of individual integrity and identity will give a boost to a strong democratic setup.

Renowned journalist Shahnawaz Farooqui said that education was imperative for smooth democracy. Not a single country in the world can survive without democracy because democracy itself is divided into several forms and shapes that facilitate life at different levels. Dr Riyaz Ahmed Sheikh expressed that corruption is the root cause of every failure; we must try to get rid of it first. While concluding, Dr Tahir Masood – chairperson Department of Mass Communication remarked that the system can be improved only when an individual be given attention.