ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A delegation of the Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) led by the former President of Nigeria Goodluck Ebele Jonathan called on the Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar earlier on Tuesday.
The meeting was part of the COG’s interaction with various stakeholders ahead of the upcoming general elections on February 08, 2024.
The interim prime minister welcomed the COG delegation and said that Pakistan was proud to honor its commitment as a Commonwealth Member State by inviting independent international observers to witness the general elections.
Kakar said that despite numerous challenges, the best possible arrangements had been made to ensure peaceful and seamless conduct of elections on polling day across the Country.
The caretaker prime minister highlighted that the interim government had fulfilled its responsibilities to run the day-to-day affairs of the state and create a conducive environment ahead of the elections. Now it was the turn of the people of Pakistan to exercise their democratic right to vote, he added.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan thanked the caretaker prime minister and conveyed best wishes of the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Patricia Scotland.
The former Nigerian president said that the COG delegation would be visiting various polling sites throughout the Country to observe the election process.