PPP objects to caretaker Govt’s equal powers as elected Govt

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The spokesperson of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) objects to granting the caretaker government the same powers as an elected government.

In a statement, Senator Faisal Karim Kundi expressed the PPP’s disapproval of the caretaker government having the same authority as an elected government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He emphasized that the current government in the province is uncertain whether it is a caretaker or an elected one.

The PPP spokesperson stated that Section 230 had reservations about the provisions of the Election Act, and they are heading toward elections. The new agreements will be made by the elected government.

Faisal Karim Kundi further asserted that neither the PML-N nor any decision was taken regarding the nomination of Ishaq Dar. He suggested that the caretaker prime minister should be impartial and strong enough so that this time around, the Election Commission does not face any difficulties and political figures should not be part of the caretaker government.

The joint session of Parliament approved the Election Act (Amendment) Bill 2023.

Under the amendments, the caretaker government will not be able to make any new agreements, nor will it have the authority to decide on two-party or multiparty continuing agreements. The caretaker government will only have the power to discuss matters with institutions regarding existing programs and projects.