Asif Zardari, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman, Sunday assured the country is moving towards transparent elections as he termed the present environment “favourable” for polls.
“The country is moving towards transparent elections,” he said, in a statement today.
The senior politician also expressed confidence in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to ensure fair and transparent conduct of the elections, slated to be held on February 8 next year.
The country is finally approaching a crucial general election after five roller-coaster years comprising a dwindling economy, political instability and terrorism challenges. Major political parties in Pakistan have welcomed February 8 as the next election’s date, but have also expressed their reservations citing a lack of a level playing field, raising doubts over the fairness and transparency of the upcoming polls.
The former head of state said his party is set to compete in the general polls as it is “fully prepared”, underlining the PPP’s calibre to sweep majority votes.
“PPP is the only party which has the ability to fight elections in every environment,” Zardari maintained, adding he is certain the party would emerge as the majority winner on February 8.