Islamabad: Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Anwar ul-Haq Kakar has assured the US that elections in the country will be held in a “free and fair” manner. Kakad was appointed acting Prime Minister of the country on August 12, till the upcoming general elections in the country facing economic crisis. Kakar is a Pashtun from Balochistan province and a member of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
General elections are likely to be held in Pakistan in the next few months and the term of the National Assembly ends on 12 August. Kakad told ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) late on Wednesday, “The interim government will work to conduct free and fair elections in Pakistan in accordance with the constitution.”
Congratulations to new Pakistan Interim Prime Minister @anwaar_kakar, As Pakistan prepares for free and fair elections, in accordance with its constitution and the rights to freedom of speech and assembly, we will continue to advance our shared commitment to economic prosperity.
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) August 16, 2023
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated Kakad by tweeting. Congratulating Kakad on becoming Pakistan’s caretaker prime minister, Blinken tweeted, “As Pakistan prepares to hold free and fair elections in accordance with its constitution, we will forward our shared commitment to economic prosperity.” Will continue to increase.
In response, Kakad said that Pakistan values its partnership with America. He said that Pakistan is committed to economic prosperity, democracy and stability in the region. Earlier this week, the US said it would work closely with Kakad and the interim government headed by him.
US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel had said, “We are aware that the National Assembly in Pakistan has been dissolved and Anwar ul-Haq Kakar has been named as Acting Prime Minister and we extend our support to the Acting Prime Minister and his team.” Looking forward to working together.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, currently serving a three-year prison sentence in corruption cases, has been accusing the US of conspiring to topple his government. Khan was ousted from power in April last year.
Khan had alleged that the US targeted him because of his independent foreign policy decisions on Russia, China and Afghanistan. America has rejected his allegations many times.
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