ECP assured of US support in holding fair polls
Ambassador Donald Bloom met Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja to discuss important matters related to fair and free elections, says embassy.
ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador Donald Bloom met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja in Islamabad today and assured him of his country’s support for conducting fair, free and transparent elections.
According to a statement released by the US embassy, Ambassador Bloom called on Mr Raja to discuss important matters related to fair and free elections.
A spokesman for the US embassy said Ambassador Bloom assured CEC of the United States’ support to ensure fair and free general elections in Pakistan for a smooth transition of powers from the caretaker government to the elected one.
The US will help Islamabad in holding free and fair elections in accordance with Pakistan’s constitution and law, the statement read. He emphasized that the United States remained dedicated to fostering and strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two nations, regardless of the electoral outcome.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has opted to initiate the delimitation process before the imminent polls. Anticipated to span a duration of up to four months, this comprehensive undertaking casts doubts on the feasibility of holding elections within the current year.
The diplomatic exchange assumes heightened significance in the midst of evolving domestic political dynamics.
Ambassador Blome’s affirmation of American commitment to the democratic processes of Pakistan amplifies the nation’s stance on allowing its citizens to chart the course of their governance.