Ashraf says he will soon write to opposition leader over interim govt

Premier Ashraf says all allies to be consulted over name for caretaker prime minister.

February 13, 2013
Premier Ashraf says everyone wants for elections to be free, fair and transparent and for an election commission to be independent.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said on Wednesday that he would soon be writing a letter to the leader of opposition to formally broach the subject of forming a caretaker government.

Ashraf reportedly said this in a telephonic conversation he held with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday, a statement released by the party said.

The two discussed the political situation in the country including the caretaker government that will take over after the term of the incumbent government is due to end on March.

Ashraf told Altaf all allies will be consulted for finalising the name of a caretaker prime minister and that the matter will be resolved through consensus.

The prime minister said everyone wants for elections to be free, fair and transparent and for the election commission to be independent.

Increase police force

Altaf Hussain in his talk with the prime minister highlighted that the deputed police force was grossly insufficient and disproportionate to the rapidly increasing population in the country.

In order to clamp down on terrorism and to improve law and order situation in the country, he suggested that police officers should be recruited on an emergency basis and better equip them to deal with the challenges.


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