PM Kakar Denies Efforts to Exclude Imran Khan from Politics
Border Security and Elections
Caretaker Prime Minister’s Reassurance
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has affirmed that despite security concerns along the country’s borders, there will be no hindrance to holding the upcoming general elections.
Interview Ahead of UN Meeting
The statement was made during an interview with the Voice of America (Urdu) before the prime minister’s departure for a United Nations meeting in New York.
ECP Mandate and Election Process
He emphasized that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) holds the mandate to announce the election date and expressed confidence in the ECP’s ability to conduct the elections transparently.
Commitment to Democratic Process
PM Kakar reiterated his commitment to ensuring a smooth election process without disruptions and stressed the importance of upholding democracy in Pakistan.
Freedom of Expression and Media
He highlighted the freedom of expression in the country and the media’s ability to raise issues concerning the government, institutions, or economic matters.
Imran Khan’s Legal Cases
Regarding legal cases against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, he clarified that sub-judice matter, efforts were not made to keep him out of politics.
Caretaker Government’s Origin
PM Kakar rejected the notion government is a continuation of the previous PDM government, functioning as part of a process.
Kashmir Issue Advocacy
Pakistan’s commitment to Indian Illegally and Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) issue at global & regional forums, it as the oldest and unresolved item on the UN Security Council’s.
Peace Efforts in Afghanistan
Pakistan’s role in promoting peace in Afghanistan and the region was highlighted, along with engagement with the Taliban & international community.