Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that if the Supreme Court does not make a prudent decision regarding the Election Commission of Pakistan postponing polls in Punjab, then the economic and political stability of the country will be impacted.
In a series of tweets, the minister further said that an unwise decision from the apex court would cause anarchy, chaos and riots across the country.
He said that there are different opinions regarding the election and that the Parliament had the authority to guide the government and institutions. Sana added that the incumbent government wanted to proceed according to the Constitution.
The interior minister stated that on orders from the SC, the electoral watchdog gave the election schedule, and the government had initiated the process under those directives. Sana maintained that the government could “not even think” of revoking the top court’s orders.
Sana added that there will be no level playing field in the National Assembly elections in the presence of the ruling government after the provincial elections, adding that questions would be raised on the conduct of fair and transparent elections.
The interior minister further said that it would be better for the country if the elections of all the assemblies were transparent, fair, and conducted at the same time in the presence of caretaker governments.