Free, fair polls Election Commission’s prime responsibility: PM

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APP36-25 ISLAMABAD: June 25 - Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk chairs briefing on General Elections 2018 at PM Office. APP

 

ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP):Prime Minister Justice (R) Nasir-ul-Mulk on Monday said conduct of free, fair and peaceful elections was the prime responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Chairing a briefing on the arrangements for smooth conduct of General Elections 2018 here at the PM Office, the Prime Minister said federal and provincial governments were committed to provide every possible support to the Election Commission in discharge of its constitutional obligations.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the preparations of Election Commission of Pakistan.
The briefing was attended by Minister for Interior Muhammad Azam Khan, Chief Minister Punjab Hasan Askari Rizvi, Chief Minister Sindh Mr. Fazal-ur-Rehman, CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (R) Dost Muhammad Khan, Chief Minister Balochistan Mr. Alauddin Mari, Secretary to Prime Minister Suhail Aamir, Secretary Election Commission Mr. Babar Yaqoob Fateh Muhammad, federal secretaries of Finance, Interior and Defence divisions, Chief Secretaries and Inspector Generals of the four provinces, ICT administration and other senior government officials.
Secretary Election Commission made a detailed presentation on the arrangements being made for conducting General Elections 2018. He also elaborated on the details of the Code of Conduct that has been worked out for contesting candidates, presiding officers and the polling staff, the law enforcement agencies deployed for election duties, media and election observers, both local and foreign, who would be monitoring the elections country-wide.