- The Law Minister said, the government is committed to conduct free and fair elections.
- He believes that there are many minor flaws in the Election Act.
- The recommendations of the parliamentary committee will be made public, resolved Tarar.
Key ruling coalition partner Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Tuesday proposed to the federal government to dissolve the national and all provincial assemblies on August 8.
The federal government headed by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and all provincial assemblies will complete their five-year constitutional term next month.
Commerce and Investment Minister Naveed Qamar said during an informal interaction with reporters at the Parliament House, “The PPP has suggested the government to dissolve all assemblies on August 8.”
‘No extension in term of assembly’
Meanwhile, Federal Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar categorically said that there will be no extension in the tenure of the National Assembly.
Talking to reporters, the minister said that he is committed to conduct free and fair general elections.
“There are many minor loopholes in the Election Act,” he said, adding that a parliamentary committee was reviewing the proposal by the Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN), the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development (Pildat) and various political parties.
He vowed to make the parliamentary body’s recommendations public.
These statements come a day after Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that the assemblies may be dissolved before the scheduled date of August 13 to “convenience” the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
“If assemblies are dissolved on August 11 instead of August 13, the ECP will get more time to hold elections,” he said in Geo News’ program ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Ke Saath’ to a question about the ruling party. Will go.” Postpone the elections till November.
He asserted that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and its supremo Nawaz Sharif were of the clear belief that assemblies should be dissolved and elections should be held on time.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) dissolved Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in January, while the National Assembly, along with the assemblies in Sindh and Balochistan, is yet to be dissolved.
The anchorperson then asked the minister whether the intention behind the delay in dissolving the assemblies was “to facilitate the ECP or politics” so that judgments in cases against the PTI chief could be issued and Nawaz would be allowed to campaign after his expected return. Can get time for Election.
Sanaullah said, “I don’t think the difference of 20 to 30 days makes much of a difference. We are managing the cases as per constitutional requirements.”
Sanaullah’s statement comes as the final 30-day countdown to the end of the term of the current parliament and government is set to begin this week, and the term of the National Assembly, along with the provincial assemblies of Sindh and Balochistan, is set to begin. Going to do. Expires on 12th August.
After the dissolution of the assemblies, a caretaker setup will handle government affairs in Islamabad, Karachi and Quetta.
Similar interim administrations are already in place in Lahore and Peshawar after the dissolution of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies a few months before their term ends in January.