PM assures CEC of full support for free, fair elections – Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Tuesday assured Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja of all attainable support and assets for holding the subsequent basic elections, slated to be held on Feb 8.

The assembly got here a day earlier than the prime minister’s departure for a sequence of excessive-stage worldwide visits, starting with the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) summit in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, on Wednesday (at this time).

The premier will then pay an official go to to Saudi Arabia on Friday to attend a convention of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Gaza. Later, he’s additionally prone to go to the UAE.

Before leaving for Tashkent, Mr Kakar will maintain a press convention on Wednesday morning.

Kakar set to depart for Tashkent at this time to attend ECO summit; prone to go to Saudi Arabia, UAE

On Tuesday, Chief Election Commissioner Raja known as on Mr Kakar on the Prime Minister’s House and invited him to go to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to evaluation the preparations to make sure fair and free elections.

The chief election commissioner briefed the prime minister in regards to the ECP’s preparations for the upcoming basic elections within the nation.

Mr Raja knowledgeable the premier {that a} remaining listing of redrawn constituencies could be issued on Nov 30, after which the schedule for the final elections could be introduced quickly.

Hearings on objections concerning delimitations are presently underneath progress, and media stories recommend {that a} report 1,300 objections had been filed.

PM to go to Uzbekistan, S. Arabia

Mr Kakar is ready to embark on an official go to to Tashkent on Wedne­s­day to take part within the sixteenth ECO summit, being held on Nov 8-9.

“At the summit, the prime minister will reaffirm Pakistan’s dedication to ECO Vision 2025 and to selling regional cooperation within the areas of commerce, transport, connectivity, vitality, tourism and financial development and productiveness,” the Foreign Office spokesperson mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

The caretaker prime minister will current Pakistan’s imaginative and prescient for the long run work of the organisation and for selling regional connectivity and mutual prosperity. He can even have interaction in bilateral discussions with the management of Uzbekistan and different collaborating leaders.

The Economic Cooperation Organisation is a regional interstate discussion board based in 1985 in Tehran. As a founding member, Pakistan remained dedicated to the targets of connectivity and mutual prosperity of the ECO area, the assertion added.

Uzbekistan is ready to host the ECO summit for the primary time.

A supply within the Prime Minister’s Office advised Dawn that Mr Kakar would return from Tashkent on Thursday and proceed to Saudi Arabia on Friday to attend

OIC’s emergency convention on Palestine.

Published in Dawn, November eighth, 2023

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