Pakistan caretaker PM Kakar has said he believes the February 8 general elections were held in a “free and fair manner”.
“We did not have any institutional mechanism either in fear or favour of an entity, political group or individual,” he said, adding the same was the stated policy of the caretaker government.
Regarding complaints of irregularities in the electoral process, the premier said a procedure pertaining to this had been provided by Parliament. “But I agree that the future Parliament should focus more on the electoral process, the system of balloting and rest of the issues affiliated with it.
“I personally feel we should have a more robust and financially independent election commission,” PM Kakar added.