CM Askari congratulates admin, police over peaceful polls


LAHORE: Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi on Thursday congratulated the administration and police for making best arrangements for the transparent and peaceful holding of elections. He also appreciated the performance of army and rangers for extending full cooperation to the Punjab government on the polling day.

“No doubt it was a collective responsibility that has been performed in a befitting manner,” he said in a statement issued here.

“The performance of army, rangers, police, administration and other relevant departments remained up to the mark,” he said, adding that the law and order situation remained under control due to effective measures of the government.

He said that all departments concerned exhibited their best performance for peaceful elections, and foolproof security arrangements were made for the provision of a peaceful atmosphere to voters and maintenance of law and order during the elections.

“The administration in Punjab provided every possible facility to the voters to use their right of franchise and security agencies performed their duties in a very professional manner. We pay tributes to those who have extended cooperation in the arrangements of transparent and peaceful elections and their role in it will always be remembered,” he said.

The chief minister also said that the people of Punjab had given a proof of being conscientious by remaining peaceful throughout the elections and proved that they had a great attachment with democracy. “I congratulate them over taking the democratic process further,” he concluded.