Caretaker set up to ensure transparent elections: Khoso

Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso on Monday underlined the Caretaker set up has been geared up with the sole purpose of ensuring free’ fair and transparent elections in the country.

He was talking to a German Member of the European Parliament and Chief of the European Election Observer Mission to Pakistan Michael Gahler in Islamabad on Monday.

Michael Gahler along with his delegation is presently on a visit to Pakistan in connection with upcoming general elections.

The Prime Minister said all political parties and candidates of different persuasions are contesting the elections and there is a great enthusiasm among the people.

Crediting the media for creating awareness among people’ the Prime Minster said it has generated a lot of enthusiasm in the people which he termed as a healthy development.

Welcoming the European Union Observer Mission’ the Prime Minister said that it is the first time in the history of Pakistan that a transition will take place from one civilian democratic government to another. He said the government is cognizant of the importance of these elections and would extend all possible assistance to the Election Commission to conduct them.

Michael Gahler thanked the government of Pakistan for inviting European Union Observers to monitor the forthcoming general elections and said that Pakistan was more open in comparison to other countries.

He appreciated the cooperation extended by the government of Pakistan to the European Union Observers and said that European Union Mission has good relations and working relationship with the government of Pakistan.

The Mission will also hold meetings with the officials of the Ministry of Interior and the Election Commission in the days to come.