Caretaker govt to ensure free, fair, transparent, elections in country: Caretaker Minister

Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said the caretaker government would do its utmost to ensure free, fair, transparent and peaceful general election.

In an interview with Pakistan Television, he said there were concerns that elections could be delayed over election forms, delimitation of constituencies and issues due to FATA reforms. However, the elections would not be delayed over these legal issues as these would be settled, he added.

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The minister said Supreme Court solved the issue by ordering that an affidavit would be added to the nomination forms. This removed objections of the Election Commission as well as the candidates.

Ali Zafar said delimitation of constituencies was necessary as the constituencies should be compact and not in the shape of islands. There were some mistakes in the delimitation of constituencies which needed to be rectified, he added.

He said the caretaker government, formed for a certain period, would facilitate the Election Commission.

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