Caretaker government will provide level-playing field to all registered political parties.
The final result of delimitation of constituencies will be released on November 30.
Caretaker government had nothing to do with Nawaz Sharif’s matters.
KARACHI: Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi on Friday reiterated the caretaker government’s commitment to providing a level-playing field to all registered political parties during the general elections.
Addressing a news conference alongside Governor Sindh Kamran Khan Tessori, the minister assured impartial treatment to any political group during the election campaign.
Solangi said the caretaker government’s tenure was extended a little bit due to the approval of fresh census results by the Council of Common Interest (CCI). He stated that elections would be held in line with the recently approved census after delimitation of the constituencies.
The minister disclosed that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was actively engaged in the delimitation process and announced that preliminary results of the process would be announced on November 27, with the final results set for release on November 30.
In accordance with the Election Act, he said the ECP would have to give 54 days to political parties for their election campaign.
The minister welcomed the announcement by the ECP that elections would take place in the first week of January, which ended propaganda against the caretaker government.
Responding to a query, the minister expressed his commitment to pursuing justice in the murder of journalist Jan Muhammad Mahar, noting that he had personally raised the matter with the interim chief minister of Sindh.
Solangi said the caretaker government had nothing to do with Nawaz Sharif’s matter, adding his cases were in the court, and it was inappropriate to speculate on the issue.
He stressed that all citizens in the country were entitled to their fundamental rights, highlighting the importance of student organizations as a pillar of democracy.
The minister underscored the role of the independent and empowered Election Commission in ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections, with the caretaker government requiring ECP approval for transfer postings.
He said the government was actively working to address the issues of workers in newspapers and TV channels. He confirmed the lawful arrest of journalist Khalid Jamil by the FIA and emphasized adherence to constitutional and legal procedures, including producing individuals before the court within 24 hours.
He said the caretaker government would not interfere in judicial matters. To another query, he said the institutions were functioning freely and if anybody had any issue, they could reach out to the relevant forums.
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