CM Naqvi waiting for ECP’s signal to hold elections

Mohsin Raza Naqvi
Mohsin Raza Naqvi

Says ready to hold polls within 15 days if ECP asks

Amraiz Khan

Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on Monday made it clear that the caretaker government is even ready to hold elections on a 15-day notice, if the ECP asks to conduct.

He expressed these views while talking to reporters. He was of the view that the incumbent government was entrusted with the responsibility of holding free and fair elections in the province and they were adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

The elections would be held whenever the ECP would direct us to do it, he added. He said that the government was striving to improve the quality of life of the common man. It was a priority to improve something in every sector, he added.

While committing to address the challenges faced by journalists, he pledged to take every necessary action to support the media community. The CM disclosed that work has been started on the Ramadan package to give relief to the common man and assured that the people would be given maximum relief through it.

He stated that the trial of the accused persons involved in the Warburton incident would be completed soon. The cameras of the Punjab Safe Cities Authority were being rectified along with enhancing the institutional capacity of CTD, he mentioned.

Additionally, the Punjab government was providing wheat at a cost of Rs.2300 per maund, but this rate was under review to offer a fair price. The wheat procurement drive requires the purchase of wheat worth 575 billion rupees, and only honest officials would be assigned to oversee the task, he said. Provincial Information Minister Amir Mir, secretary information, DGPR and others were also present.