Lahore: has said that announcement of the date of general elections is essential, before announcing the caretaker setup.
While talking to media representatives at Raiwind, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that, after announcement of the date of elections, the government should announce caretaker prime minister in accordance with the constitution, with mutual consultation between the leader of the opposition and leader of the house. He said this step is the requirement of the constitution, which must be fulfilled in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.
On a question whether Pakistan Muslim League-N has any objections to consulting political parties which are outside the parliament, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that PML-N believes in the policy of consultation. He said the leader of the opposition Ch. Nisar had even consulted the political parties, which are not part of the parliament, during the process of nomination of members of Election Commission. He said even now the leader of opposition would carry out such consultation and, when the name would be proposed, the consultations would be made with all political parties, which are taking part in the general elections.
In response to another question, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said that the opinion of President Pakistan Muslim League-N Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is not included in the promulgation of Governor Rule in Balochistan. He said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was only informed about promulgation of Governor Rule in Balochistan. He said that it would be closely observed as to what impact the Governor Rule would have. He said neither we support the Governor Rule in Balochistan, nor do we oppose it.