hrcp criticizes pm kakar’s statement as undemocratic
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has criticized the recent statement made by Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar. He suggested that elections could be fair without Imran Khan and many of his party members, who are currently in jail for various charges. The HRCP believes these claims are undemocratic and unfair.
In his interview, PM Kakar mentioned that even if the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan remains in prison, elections can still be honest. However, the HRCP disagrees with this assertion. They argue that the courts have not yet proven the guilt of all those arrested. so it’s inappropriate for the prime minister to make such claims. They also remind him that its not government’s responsibility to decide what constitutes a ‘fair’ election
The HRCP expresses concern about the systematic dismantling of the PTI leadership through mass arrests, forcing members to disassociate from the party and filing numerous cases against political figures. This has raises worries about the fairness of the upcoming elections.
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The HRCP strongly condemns the rearrest of former chief minister and PTI President Parvez Elahi against the Lahore High Court’s directive. They said that responsibility for ensuring fair elections depend with the Election Commission of Pakistan, not the caretaker government.
Ithe HRCP urges the caretaker government to refrain from making biased statements about matters beyond their mandate. Instead, they should focus on creating and maintaining a fair and inclusive environment for credible elections.