Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Monday warned towards creating anarchy within the nation as a number of political events staged protests in numerous components of the nation over alleged rigging within the polls.
“Despite challenges, the continuation of democratic process is welcome development. The elections were held peacefully despite security challenges,” he mentioned whereas addressing a press convention in reference to the February eight polls.
He mentioned safety companies performed a key position in sustaining legislation and order within the nation. “We will not let anyone to spread anarchy in the country,” the caretaker PM vowed.
Anwaarul Haq Kakar has lamented the untimely announcement of election outcomes by media homes, saying that there was a projection of “unverified figures” within the course of.
“Does anyone know how long did it take to count the votes in the General Elections 2024?” he requested. “We compiled the results in 36 hours. In 2018, it took 66 hours [to count the votes].”
“These things happen in real time and one needs to be reasonable we need to follow the set procedures and that is what is democracy,” the premier mentioned.
PM Kakar has mentioned he believes the final elections have been held in a “free and fair manner”.
“We did not have any institutional mechanism either in fear or favour of an entity, political group or individual,” he mentioned, including the identical was the said coverage of the caretaker authorities.
Concerning complaints of irregularities within the electoral course of, the premier mentioned a process pertaining to that had been offered by the Parliament. “However I agree that the longer term Parliament ought to focus extra on the electoral course of, the system of balloting and remainder of the problems affiliated with it.
“I personally feel we should have a more robust and financially independent election commission,” PM Kakar added.
Anwaarul Haq Kakar has mentioned that dialogue and laws have been wanted to make the electoral course of acceptable to stop allegations concerning “interference by institutions” and manipulation by political events.
PM Kakar added that he was a robust advocate of laws to “settle” Pakistan’s democratic course of.