APP21-09 LAHORE: June 09 – Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Hassan Askari offering Dua after laying floral wreath at the mausoleum of National Poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal. APP

LAHORE, Jun 09 (APP):Punjab Caretaker Minister Prof Dr Hasan
Askari Rizvi on Saturday visited the mausoleum of national poet
Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
He laid a wreath on the grave, offered Fateha and also
recorded his impression in the visitor’s book.
He prayed for development, progress and solidarity of the
Talking to media representatives on the occasion, Hasan
Askari Rizvi said the basic responsibility of the interim
government was to ensure the holding of fair, free and
transparent elections.
The interim government will provide equal opportunities
to all political parties keeping in view the framework given
by the Election Commission of Pakistan, he added.
He said second basic responsibility of the interim
government was the maintaining of law and order and provision
of peaceful environment for voters.
Caretaker CM said that elections strengthen democracy and
the interim government provides cooperation for the election
Hasan Askari said, “visiting the mausoleum of Allama
Iqbal is the matter of pride for him and the government of
Pakistan has set up Iqbal Chair in the Heidelberg University
of Germany where he had discharged his duties for three
years”. A big portion of famous road in Heidelberg has been
named after Allama Iqbal, he added.
Responding to a question, he said, “we will work in
neutral status within legal limits and will provide equal
opportunities and facilities to all political parties.
To a question, he said our cabinet will be small and no
political persons would be included in it.