Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar assured on Thursday that all political parties have a fair chance to participate in the elections, emphasizing the caretaker government’s commitment to ensuring peaceful elections and providing full support to the Election Commission. He dismissed the idea of imposing a ban on social media or the internet during the elections, highlighting the previous National Assembly’s use of their constitutional right to remove the PTI’s government.
Addressing economic challenges during the PTI government, he welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision on PTI’s intra-party elections. Regarding the May 9 incidents, he mentioned that some cases would be tried in civil courts and others in military courts, with investigations nearly complete. He expressed the expectation of needing assistance from the IMF in the coming months.
Meanwhile, the caretaker Prime Minister encouraged Saudi Arabia’s Al-Jomaih Group to invest in Pakistan’s alternative energy sector, noting the strong ties between the two countries. The Al-Jomaih Group, known for its significant investment in K-Electric, discussed their 1,500-megawatt projects utilizing local resources and alternative energy. The Prime Minister praised K-Electric’s strategy to invest in alternative energy, aiming to reduce power tariffs for consumers, and expressed hope for further improvement in infrastructure to ensure uninterrupted power supply. The Al-Jomaih Group thanked the Prime Minister and the government team for resolving longstanding issues faced by the company.