On Sunday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would not be blackmailed by anyone, adding that accountability would continue even if the government had to be dissolved.
The Prime Minister was talking during a meeting of the PTI’s core committee to discuss the concerns of the Jahangir Tareen group and other national issues, including the Azad Kashmir elections, budget and accountability.
According to sources, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar briefed the Prime Minister about the meeting with the Tareen group after which it was decided that the just demands of the group would be accepted.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the process of accountability would continue against all odds, adding that even if the government had to be dissolved, he would not blackmail anyone and would ensure that the rule of law prevailed in the country. The rule is intact.
Sources said that preparations for Azad Kashmir elections were also discussed in the meeting. Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was confident that the PTI would win the elections.
The Prime Minister emphasized that in order to make the election process fair and transparent, it was necessary to seek technical assistance in the form of electronic voting.
He said that electronic voting in the next elections would ensure that there would be no rigging.
Talking about the country’s economy, the Prime Minister said that Pakistanis abroad play an important role in the country’s development, therefore, the PTI-led government will ensure that the use of technology abroad Pakistanis also got a chance to cast their vote.
The committee later said in a statement that it had “expressed serious concern over a controversial post on the official social media pages of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) based on negative propaganda.”
A day earlier, a video criticizing the work of electronic voting machines (EVMs) was posted on the commission’s social media accounts. Although the post was later deleted, the move drew a strong response from the federal government.
“We hope that the ECP will take action against those involved in distributing such material on social media,” the prime minister said.
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