Holding separate election to create anarchy: Sanaullah
Interior minister says one person and his party up to create anarchy
March 23, 2023 10:23 AM
Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said holding separate elections will create anarchy, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Wednesday.
If elections are not held simultaneously, there will be a crisis in the country, the interior minister said in his address to the joint session of the parliament.
“We are not running away from the election. We want transparent elections in the country.”
The minister maintained that the parliament has the power to amend the constitution and parliament defines the domains of the state organs.
"The parliament should guide the government by discussing three points. It should hold a debate on steps to overcome political, administrative and judicial crises.
He stressed that the crises have been created and a party and its leader are behind this
He recalled that anti-national activities began in 2014 and from 2013 to 2018, every day a situation was created that could harm the state.
“Imran Khan was brought to power by manipulating the election. There is no fault of the current government in the current economic situation."
He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called for joint efforts and invited all the parties to join hands for overcoming the economic crisis but one party and its leader showed resistance.
He added armed groups attacked Islamabad to create anarchy. He cited the cypher issue and bid to influence key postings. The minister said Imran khan has to answer the questions related to the Toshakhana, foreign funding and concealing the facts.
He stressed that state organs should be empowered to deal with armed groups and terrorists.
He continued: "Holding the election in 90 days is the responsibility of the Election Commission and it has been mulling over the matter keeping in mind the ground realities. It is absolutely wrong that we do not want elections. We want elections under the constitution.
"The constitution calls for the election to be held on a single day. After Punjab and KP elections, questions will be raised about the transparency of elections in the National Assembly."