LAHORE: Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari has said that the holding of peaceful and transparent elections was a daunting task and this challenge was met successfully.
He said a level playing field was provided to all the parties to ensure free and transparent elections. The Pakistani people have proved that they are fully conscious with regard to the continuity of democracy. The chief minister said that the caretaker government was given the responsibility of holding free and transparent elections and this has been performed honestly. Effective monitoring of elections helped maintain law and order and thousands of policemen performed their duties diligently despite the harsh weather.
He said the administration in Punjab has given a proof of its professional competence by making the best arrangements for elections. Similarly, the caretaker Punjab government fulfilled its commitment of neutrality and the promise of holding timely elections in a peaceful environment.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2018.
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