Pakistan, Elections 2013 – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will be authorised to hold free and fair elections and it has the support of 180 million people.
The apex court order in the electoral reforms case further stated that the government should not have any objections to stopping corruption and corrupt practices.
According to the order, the federal government had reservations over the monitoring of election campaigns and monitoring was the result of the court’s decision. The apex court asked the federal government to inform it of reservations and why it had not approved the request of the ECP.
The order added that the federal government had not answered what steps had been taken for holding transparent elections and it was pivotal that representatives were elected in a transparent manner.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that the interim setup will be in place in the next 2-3 days and it was positive that the constitution would be implemented automatically. Agencies