PM hits back at accusations, denies bias against any party – Pakistan


RESPONDING to current accusations levelled against caretakers by two main political events, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar stated that the “sufferer card” may function “narrative” for any political party.

These feedback had been made throughout an unique interview on the Geo News programme Jirga on Sunday evening.

“Our topmost precedence is to conduct elections at the earliest. The caretaker authorities is dedicated to enabling the folks to decide on their representatives by exercising their democratic rights within the upcoming elections scheduled for Feb 8 subsequent yr,” Mr Kakar acknowledged within the mild of the statements made by PPP and PTI.

“We wish to hand over the tasks to the [upcoming] elected authorities,” he added.

Says ‘sufferer card’ could function ‘narrative’ for any political party

In response to a query relating to the accusations made by the 2 main events against his authorities, the premier questioned, “What actions have we taken to create the impression that we harbour bias against any political party?”

He went on to ask, “Have we incarcerated the previous prime minister, Imran Khan?”

He stated the previous prime minister, faraway from workplace in April final yr by a no-confidence movement, was detained previous to the institution of the caretaker authorities.

The PTI chief was taken into custody from his Zaman Park residence in Lahore instantly after being convicted within the Toshakhana case on Aug 5.

However, Mr Kakar, a former senator and a pacesetter of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), was sworn in because the eighth caretaker prime minister on Aug 14.

Mr Kakar emphasised that Mr Khan’s arrest was lawful, and he was presently going through fees in court docket. He asserted, “It can be impartiality if we’d have acquitted him [Khan] of all the costs by way of a royal decree.”

The caretaker prime minister defined that they had been sure by authorized constraints and couldn’t take such actions. “Before making allegations, assume ten instances,” he urged.

“The PTI chairman is safe in jail,” he stated, highlighting the federal government’s obligation to make sure the protection of the incarcerated chief. He dismissed social media experiences claiming a risk to

Mr Khan’s life, asserting, “Nobody has private enmity with the PTI chairman”.

Published in Dawn, November twentieth, 2023

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