No room for technocrat setup in constitution: Tarar

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Amid rumours of a technocrat setup being brought in, Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar on Friday ruled out its possibility and said that it can be “someone’s wish” but is not possible practically.

“There is no room for a technocratic government in the constitution,” said Tarar in an informal conversation with journalists.

The law minister said that the constitution is clear that if assemblies are dissolved before their stipulated time, then elections will be held in 90 days. If the assemblies are dissolved on time then the poll will be held in 60 days, he added.

The minister also stated that once the assemblies are dissolved then a caretaker government will come in and there was no other option apart from that.

“Technocratic government can be someone’s wish but is not practically possible. Steps can be taken for the country’s economy by staying within the constitution,” said the minister. He added that no one’s wishes and thoughts can be banned.

To a question about held in 90 days. If the assemblies are dissolved on time then the poll will be held in 60 days, he added.

The minister also stated that once the assemblies are dissolved then a caretaker government will come in and there was no other option apart from that.

“Technocratic government can be someone’s wish but is not practically possible. Steps can be taken for the country’s economy by staying within the constitution,” said the minister. He added that no one’s wishes and thoughts can be banned.

To a question about PTI leader Asad Qaiser’s claim about the government suggesting a technocratic government, Tarar replied: “As of now, there is no such thing in my knowledge, although I have seen it on TV.