Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said elections would not be postponed on the behest of a law and order problem in the country. Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Gilani said if anyone thinks elections would be postponed by acts of terrorism or targeted killings, they are misguided. The former premier said postponement of elections would not be in the interest of the country and democracy. He was confident that elections would be held on schedule. Gilani termed the assassination of Bashir Ahmad Bilour as a national tragedy saying it was a big loss for the country. He said PPP wanted free and fair elections stating that poll rigging had been used in the past to defeat the PPP. He said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was a powerful institution following the introduction of the 18th amendment.