In a recent development, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, has urged President Arif Alvi to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the appointment of caretaker setups in the country. He argued that the current system of appointing caretaker governments during election periods is flawed and leads to political instability.
Fawad Chaudhry has long been a vocal critic of the caretaker setup system, which is designed to ensure a smooth transition of power from one government to the next during election periods. According to him, the current system allows the ruling party to manipulate the appointment of caretaker governments in its favor, leading to accusations of bias and favoritism.
The minister has proposed a new system of appointing caretaker setups, in which an independent commission would be responsible for selecting the interim government. This, he believes, would ensure a fair and transparent process, free from political interference.
The proposal has received mixed reactions from the political circles. Some have hailed it as a much-needed reform to the current system, while others have criticized it as an attempt by the ruling party to consolidate power.
Opposition parties have accused the government of trying to undermine the caretaker setup system to avoid fair elections in the future. They have argued that an independent commission appointed by the government would not be truly independent and would be subject to political pressure.
Despite the controversy, Fawad Chaudhry’s proposal has sparked a debate about the need for electoral reforms in the country. The government and opposition parties are currently engaged in a dialogue to find a way forward, and it remains to be seen whether the proposal will gain traction.
The issue of caretaker setups is of utmost importance for the democratic process in Pakistan, and any changes to the system must be made with careful consideration and consultation with all stakeholders. As the debate continues, it is crucial to keep in mind the need for transparency and fairness in the electoral process to ensure the stability and prosperity of the country.