Zardari says country moving towards transparent elections

News Desk
Monday, Nov 20, 2023

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Zardari said on Sunday the country was moving towards transparent elections as he termed the present environment “favourable” for polls.

“The country is moving towards transparent elections,” he said in a statement.The former president also expressed confidence in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure conduct of fair and transparent elections, slated to be held on February 8 next year.

The PPP co-chairman said his party was set to compete in the general polls as it was “fully prepared”, underlining the PPP’s “ability” to sweep majority votes.“PPP is the only party which has the ability to fight elections in every environment,” Zardari said, adding he was certain the party would emerge as the majority winner on February 8.

“The environment of the country is currently conducive for elections which should be held on time,” he concluded. It may be mentioned here that PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, last week, complained about his party not receiving a level playing field. The party has been persistently voicing concerns regarding the absence of equal opportunities to prove itself ahead of the polls.

He said the [Islami Jamhoori Ittehad] IJI was formed against PPP. There was no level playing field, yet the government was formed. “Even today, a field of sorts is being decorated. PPP is ready to play on every pitch. We will hopefully win.”