Caretaker govt to make all possible efforts to solve problems of media workers: Info Minister

Government & Politics

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi says the caretaker government will not bid favors to any particular political party during the campaign for general elections.

He was addressing a news conference in Karachi on Friday, alongside Governor Sindh Kamran Tessori.

The Information Minister said the process of delimitation of constituencies is underway as per the results of census. He said political parties must get 54 days for election campaign under the relevant laws.

Murtaza Solangi said the caretaker government cannot transfer any official without the approval of Election Commission. He added that only an independent Election Commission can ensure free, fair and transparent elections.

The Minister said the prerogative to enact laws rests with the elected governments and the caretaker governments have no such power.

Murtaza Solangi said the general elections will be held in January next year as announced by the Election Commission and this announcement has disappointed those elements who were spreading rumours in this regard.

Responding to a question about PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif's return to Pakistan, the Minister said his cases are in law courts and the caretaker government has nothing to do with it.

He said the caretaker government within its limited tenure will make all possible efforts to solve problems of media workers.

Source: Radio Pakistan