LAHORE: Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi has said that the holding of peaceful and transparent elections was a daunting task and the challenge was met with the blessings of Allah Almighty.
In a statement issued on Friday, he said a level playing field was provided to all the parties to ensure free and transparent elections. “The Pakistani people have proved that they are fully conscious with regard to continuity of democracy,” he added.
The chief minister said that the caretaker government was given the responsibility of holding free and transparent elections and this has been performed honestly.
“Effective monitoring of elections helped in maintenance of law and order and hundreds of police jawans diligently performed their duties despite harsh weather,” he said.
CM Askari said that the administration in Punjab has given a proof of its professional competence by making the best arrangements for the elections.
Similarly, he said that the caretaker Punjab government fulfilled the commitment of neutrality and the promise of holding timely elections in a peaceful environment. He said the whole team of caretaker government performed its duties with commitment and passion and received the reward of hard work and untiring efforts in the shape of continuity in the democratic process.
“I am also thankful to voters and media for following the code of conduct of election commission,” the chief minister concluded.