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Best arrangements made to ensure peaceful election, PM tells international observers

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“Now it is the turn of the people of Pakistan to exercise their democratic right to vote,” says Premier Kakar

Chairperson of the Common Wealth Observer Group for General Election Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan along with the delegation calls on caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on February 6, 2024. — PID
Chairperson of the Common Wealth Observer Group for General Election Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan along with the delegation calls on caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on February 6, 2024. — PID
  • The caretaker government has fulfilled its responsibilities: PM Kakar.
  • Says created a conducive environment ahead of the elections 2024.
  • COG delegation will be visiting polling sites throughout the country.

ISLAMABAD: Interim Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar Tuesday said that despite numerous challenges, the best possible arrangements had been made to ensure peaceful and seamless conduct of the general elections, slated to be held on February 8, across the country.

He made the remarks while talking to a delegation of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), led by Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who called on him today.

The meeting was part of the COG’s interaction with various stakeholders ahead of the upcoming Pakistan election, read a statement issued by the PM Office.

Speaking on the occasion, PM Kakar said the country is proud to honour its commitment as a commonwealth member state by inviting independent international observers to witness the general elections.

He also highlighted that the caretaker government had fulfilled its responsibilities to run the day-to-day affairs of the state and create a conducive environment ahead of the elections.

“Now it is the turn of the people of Pakistan to exercise their democratic right to vote,” he added.

Jonathan thanked the caretaker prime minister and conveyed the best wishes of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland.

He said the COG delegation would be visiting various polling sites throughout the country to observe the election process.

In a bid to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections, Army troops have left for election duty in various districts across the country.

The purpose of the deployment of the Army is to support the civil government during the general elections and ensure the transparency of the electoral process and the law-and-order situation.

Military personnel will be deployed outside the polling stations on the third tier for security so that any emergency situation can be dealt with in a timely manner.

Police will provide first-tier security while Civil Armed Forces will provide second-tier security during polling.

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