Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan has reiterated his stance on holding simultaneous elections across Pakistan. In a media briefing held in Faisalabad, he stated that according to the constitution, national and provincial assembly elections should be held at the same time under the caretaker government.
The Interior Minister expressed his concerns that if elections were to be held in Punjab before the other provinces, it would have an impact on the federal elections. Therefore, it is essential that all political parties work together to find a solution to the current problems faced by the country.
The Minister also condemned the recent incident involving Moulana Nigar and directed the relevant authorities to maintain law and order. He urged religious scholars to play a vital role in diffusing the situation and restoring peace in the region.
The Interior Minister’s statement on simultaneous elections comes at a time when political tensions are high in the country. The opposition parties have been calling for early elections, while the ruling party has been delaying them. The idea of holding simultaneous elections has been discussed for a while now, with some politicians and analysts supporting it as a way to ensure fair and transparent elections.
Simultaneous elections would mean that all political parties would have an equal opportunity to campaign and mobilize voters across the country. It would also help in reducing election-related violence and allegations of rigging. Moreover, it would save time, resources, and money that would otherwise be spent on conducting separate elections in different parts of the country.
However, there are also some concerns about holding simultaneous elections. One of the major concerns is the logistical challenge of conducting elections across the country at the same time. Another concern is that smaller parties and independent candidates might be at a disadvantage, as they may not have the same resources as larger parties to campaign nationwide.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan’s statement on holding simultaneous elections across Pakistan is significant in the current political climate. It is essential that all political parties work together to find a solution to the country’s problems, including the issue of holding fair and transparent elections. While there are some concerns about simultaneous elections, it is a proposal that warrants further discussion and consideration.