Prime Minister Kakar, responding to a question regarding the recently held elections

Prime Minister Kakar, responding to a question regarding the statements of certain countries over the recently held elections, said that if there were any allegations, they would look into them according to the laws of the land and not on the demands of any country.'We will do it if is required under the country's laws,' he said, adding that the demands of his countrymen were more important to the government and advised that the statements by certain US Congressmen should not be taken as 'sacrosanct' or gospel truth as they were not speaking on part of the government.The elections in Pakistan were held in a free and fair manner and there was no institutional mechanism to favour any group, he stressed.Responding to a query about the prospects of forming a commission to investigate the polls allegations, he maintained that it would be up to the upcoming elected government to make assessments over such demands and decide, but he would not speculate about it.About the security threats, he said that there were credible reports of terrorist attacks in the country prior to the election date which could not be divulged in the public domain. A leader of the banned Daesh was neutralized during an operation in Qilla Saifullah who was involved in terrorist attacks in Balochistan.The caretaker prime minister also agreed with the President's views over the need of introduction of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and said that according to his personal view, the political parties should hold threadbare discussions in the next parliament over the issue and legislate if required so that the new electoral system could be more acceptable to all.He expressed the optimism that after the current transitional period was over and the new government was formed, there would be a positive wave hitting the markets and businesses, adding that economic challenges would still await the next government.The prime minister also hailed the entry of new voters and said that they would make positive contributions to the democratic pro cess in the future.To a question, he said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had no issue with the privatization process of the caretaker government.Restructuring of the PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) had almost been done, and it was in the implementation process, however, it was up to the upcoming government to decide either way, he added.Expressing his disapproval of the incidents of political confrontation in the recent years, he said that all the political parties and society should move beyond such negative trends leading to animosity and tiffs. 'We should get rid of this vicious circle of confrontation by changing attitudes. Political differences should not lead to rifts within the society,' he added.He also wished speedy recovery to Mohsin Dawar, a candidate in North Waziristan and said that violent way of protest and agitation should not be taken to a point of anarchy and chaos.About formation of the new government, the prime minister said that they were eager to hand over rei gns of the government to the elected representatives of the people. The speaker of the National Assembly would initiate the required process and he thought that the exercise could take eight to nine days depending upon the outcome of the negotiations of the political parties.