Caretaker Law Minister Ahmad Irfan Aslam held a meeting with the provincial law ministers in Islamabad today and discussed matters pertaining to the upcoming general elections to the National and Provincial Assemblies.
During the meeting, all the law ministers underscored the importance of upholding the principles of democracy and ensuring smooth conduct of elections.
It was unanimously agreed that the constitution must be read as a whole. As per the constitution, the conduct of general elections and announcement of elections date is the sole competence of Election Commission of Pakistan.
The Provincial Law Ministers emphasized the general elections to the National and the four provincial assemblies must be held on same day to ensure harmony amongst all the federating units and to avoid unnecessary financial burden on the national exchequer.
The discussion highlighted the government’s commitment to ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in Pakistan, adhering to the principles of democratic governance.