As the general elections approach nearer, caretaker federal Interior Minister, Sarfraz Bugti, has stated that the interim government is in contact with all political parties, and there are “no favorites.”

While talking in Shehzad Iqbal’s programme ‘Naya Pakistan’, the security Czar said that the caretaker government is also in contact with Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), not just with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

“It is our [caretaker government’s] responsibility to assist the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) [in the electoral process],” he mentioned while saying that the caretaker government just obeyed the directions given by electoral authorities regarding posting and transferring of officers and bureaucrats.


“Whatever the ECP’s directions are, we will abide by it,” he added.

ECP has directed the caretaker government to transfer Inspector General Police (IG) Islamabad.

“The IG Islamabad is performing well […] It is my wish that he continues to work [as federal capital’s police chief],” the security czar said while emphasizing that federal government will follow ECP’s directives regarding IG’s transfer.

The ECP announced on September 21 that general elections will be conducted in the last week of January 2024.