Caretaker govt fulfilled its constitutional responsibility by holding polls: Solangi

Murtaza Solangi

ISLMABADA: Caretaker Minister for Information, Broadcasting and Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi on Sunday said the caretaker government has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility by holding free, fair and transparent elections in a peaceful manner.

Speaking with a private news channel, the minister said the caretaker government had extended al-out facilitation to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in holding the polls.

The results was a testament to the transparency of the elections, he added. To a query, Solangi said there was a procedure for the transfer of power under the constitution and law.

He said the incumbent speakers would call sessions of all the assemblies as soon as the official results of the general election conveyed to the respective assemblies.

The caretaker governments would be dissolved when the elected Prime Minister and Chief Ministers would take oath, he added.
The Ministry of Interior had responded to the queries about suspension of mobile service on election day, he said, adding the citizens’ lives were of the paramount importance for the state.

There were threats to the citizens and polling staff, he said in response to another query. “It was important for us to ensure that there was no hindrance to the people’s mobility.
There had always been disputes over the election process and election date, he said recalling such disputes at the time 2018 and 2013 elections.

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