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Law minister assures general elections will be held on time

Strengthening democracy was the top priority of the government, said Tarar.

Islamabad, 7 July, 2023 (GNP): The Minister for Law and Justice Senator Azam Nazeer Tarar on Thursday stood up to assure that general elections will be held on time and not keep on further delays.

Tarar expressed that strengthening democracy was the top priority of the government while exchanging his thoughts with the Canadian High Com­mis­sioner Ms. Leslie Scanlon, who called him to a meeting in the capital.

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However, the federal minister’s remarks about the general elections came at a time when rumors were circulating regarding the extension in the term of the National Assembly which is set to expire on 12 August along with the provincial assemblies of Sindh and Balochistan.

The Senator also briefed Ms. Leslie that Army Act and the laws made under it assured the rights of any accused.

Meanwhile, the long-term dividends of partnership and cooperation between Pakistan and Canada in initiating many projects together were also discussed in a positive light during the meeting.

Moreover, the federal minister stated that the recent incident of dishonoring the Holy Quran in Sweden is a true example of Islamophobia while showing his distress over raising Islamophobic happenings in the world.

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Furthermore, Tarar said that the government of Pakistan had decided to join in the protest against the Swedish incident to showcase its stance to the world and also to ensure that the situation would not go out of hand in the future.

Later on, Ms. Leslie took to Twitter to thank Senator Tarar for being open to answering all of her questions.

“Canada is of course keenly interested in current events in Pakistan so it was really useful to have such a broad-ranging conversation,” she tweeted.