Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), is responsible in order to hold free and fair transparent elections in all parts of the country.
While talking to a Talk show on a Private Media Channel, Interior Minister said that The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) should take this responsibility to hold free and fair elections in the National Assembly and Provincial Assembly.
Regarding the caretaker set-up, he said the caretaker government would make the arrangements for national and provincial assembly elections, he added. As per the current economic situation, the interior Minister suggests that ECP should conduct both elections in October to save time and money.
Rana Sanaullah said that delaying tactics had been used by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan to get relief from courts regarding Toshakhana and money laundering cases.
Earlier, Rana Sanaullah takes a jibe at President saying that Arif Alvi should act as a President of Pakistan instead of becoming the spokesperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.
In a Twitter thread, Rana Sanaullah alleged that Imran Khan had also forced the President, speaker, deputy speaker, and the governor to commit a constitutional violation which was nullified by the Supreme Court (SC).
He asked the President to respect its position instead of replacing it with the position of a political party’s spokesperson. The interior minister alleged that the PTI chief is trying to pressurize the ECP by President.
Remember that on 17 February President Dr. Arif Alvi summoned Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja for an urgent meeting on 20th February 2023 (Monday) regarding the announcement of the date for fresh general elections.
In response, The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided against attending the meeting called by President Arif Alvi to discuss the dates for holding elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
After which in a surprise move President Dr. Arif Alvi under Constitution Election Act 57 announces 9th April as the date for holding General elections for the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.