CM Najam Sethi ensures Imran Khan for fair elections


LAHORE: The caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab, Najam Sethi met chairman Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf, Imran Khan on Friday (today) to discuss the issues related to the fair and free elections.

The caretaker CM ensured PTI chief for free and fair elections as the top priority.

Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Najam Sethi and Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan had a meeting in Islamabad today and discussed current situation of province in upcoming elections.

Sethi thanked PTI Chairman for his support and trust in him. Najam Sethi said he will take all necessary steps to ensure free and fair elections in the province.

Chairman PTI said that future of Pakistan depends on fairness and transparency of elections.

PTI leaders Javed Hashmi‚ Shah Mehmood Qureshi‚ Naeem-ul-Haq and Jahangir Khan Tareen were also present in the meeting.

On Thursday, Sethi called on the Ameer Jamaat e Islami, Syed Munawar  Hasan at Mansoora and discussed matters of the next general  elections.

Mr Sethi also visited PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif in  Model Town and PML-Q leaders Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervaiz Elahi in  Gulberg.Talking to the media persons, Najam Sethi said that his first priority to conduct impartial elections in accordance with the directives of the Election Commission.

The caretaker Chief Minister said that his cabinet would be small and have only five or six people who have no political affiliation.

He further said that he would reshuffle the administration all over the province within a week, and added that he would try his best to come up to the expectations of the people of the Punjab.

He said it was difficult to follow the Election Commission’s code of  conduct but he would assist the ECP in implementing the main articles of  the Constitution, sections and clauses of relevant rules.

Added that, JI leadership had given him certain proposals in  connection with holding transparent elections by following the articles  62 and 63 and other election-related rules.

About his visit to JI headquarters, he said it was part of his plan  of consulting political leaders for holding transparent elections and  making a neutral administration.