LAHORE: Caretaker Chief Minister of Punjab Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi said on Sunday that police and other law enforcement agencies were “heedfully playing their part to deal with the antisocial elements”, adding that these actions were necessary to create a peaceful environment for the 2018 general elections.
In a press statement, the chief minister assured that the interim government was vigilant to organise the polls in a peaceful environment. “Police and other Law enforcing agencies are heedfully playing their part to deal with the anti-social elements,” he stated.
He said that the police and other law enforcing agencies were effectively delivering their duties to curb the menace of terrorism across the province. He claimed that the interim government was non-political and that it would prove it by action.
Dr Askari further said that general elections held a significant place in the history so every person needed to play his/her role in this regard.
He said that arrangements were being moved forward to complete the elections under the framework issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Moreover, he shared that it was the responsibility of the government to provide a safe and peaceful environment for people to exercise their right to vote.
“The Caretaker government is taking all out steps to serve people and provide them with better facilities according to their mandate,” he added.
MASTUNG ATTACK CONDEMNED:
The Punjab government has condemned the Mastung suicide attack and expressed solidarity with the victims. Dr Askari paid a tribute to the 130 martyrs of the Mastung attack.
The national flags remained at half-mast on all government buildings at the directions of the provincial government. A two-day mourning period was also announced for July 14 and 15 in the wake of the massacre.