Law and order conducive for holding elections: Pak Interior Minister

December 14th, 2007 - 10:14 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad , Dec 14 (ANI): Just a day before the withdrawal of emergency in Pakistan , Caretaker Interior Minister Lieutenant General (retired) Hamid Nawaz today said that the law and order situation in the country is conducive for holding of the general elections slated for January 8 next year.

The elections will be held across Pakistan including the troubled Swat, tribal areas and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), The News quoted Nawaz, as saying.

On December 7, Attorney General of Pakistan Malik Muhammd Qayum had said that the Pakistan Government would lift the emergency on December 15 as against the previous date of December 16, which was announced by President Pervez Musharraf.

The state of emergency and PCO will be lifted on December 15 and the Constitution will be restored to pre-November 3 position, Qayum had said.

Musharraf had proclaimed a state of emergency in the country on November 3 citing threats to country from the judiciary and radical Islamists. (ANI)

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