PM Kakar reiterates commitment to ensure free, fair elections on 8th Feb

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has reiterated that government is committed to hold general elections in a free and fair manner on 8th of next month.

In an interview with a private television channel, he said the candidates are canvassi…

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has reiterated that government is committed to hold general elections in a free and fair manner on 8th of next month. In an interview with a private television channel, he said the candidates are canvassing and all the rumours would fall to rest by the evening of the 8 February. Regarding the usual complaints of rigging before or after the elections, the Prime Minister said that learning lessons from the past, the parliament needs to address all the flaws regarding the laws. He said the observers would monitor and local and international media would report on the activity. Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar said all the electoral claims made by the parties including jobs, shelters, cheap electricity, food security, and others are directly related to a stable economy. He said the political parties need to come up with a plan for revenue generation and widening the tax net. The Prime Minister said that enhanced taxation would also make the government accountable to the masse s. About the repatriation of illegal foreign nationals, he said Pakistan has expelled only those with no identity and record and that such individuals would be allowed to return after obtaining valid passports and visas. Source: Radio Pakistan